From: New Zealand
ORIGINAL: Capn Darwin
How long did it take to do the map? Only minor issue I see is the white roads clash a bit with the town names. Maybe a light gray road or a more pronounced black outline on the letters plus the shadow.
It's taken me about a week to make as I've had a lot of trial and error with different techniques. I copied Jamm's technique of outlining each contour level in a 1px black line, for example, which accompanied with a drop shadow, really makes them pop. I've just started on Red Storm 1(A Time To Dance)and it should go a lot quicker. The slowest part is copying,pasting and adjusting the fields. I use screen shots from Google Earth and where possible, the fields you see are the actual fields from their real-world locations, but at a different scale.
How's this for the roads:
Gen. Montgomery: "Your men don't salute much."
Gen. Freyberg: "Well, if you wave at them they'll usually wave back."