Drought maps

July 1, 2009 § 1 Comment

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When I need to show where dry spells are ravaging the country, I turn to the U.S Drought Monitor for source material

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/drought_assessment.shtml

Make sure you start with the PDF version of the map and not the low-resolution vector. If you import the PDF into illustrator you can easily remove the extraneous typography and linework using the “select same fill and stroke” command. From there you can build an informative drought map that meets the specs of your publication.

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The drought monitor is published each Thursday.

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