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Lake Map

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:21 pm
by rgerding
When my son bought property on Smith Lake I thought it would be nice to have a map hanging in the Lake house.

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:30 pm
by dwilli9013
Beutiful love the color choice for the water. really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:11 pm
by dah79
Very nice!

Living in northern Minnesota, I have been wanting to get into making lake contour maps, but just haven't had time yet to convert all those DNR pdf files...

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:32 pm
by lsvien
Dave,

About half of the MN 10,000 (21,871 over 2.5 acres) lakes are vectors if you can manipulate ESRI ArcMap shapefiles. I bring them into ArcMap and then export as dxf files and then they can be brought into VCP and manipulated. I do the contours as steps and I have not spent the time to convert to smooth curves yet. People seem to like them even if they are steps instead of smooth. On reclaimed redwood, spray painted and then sanded.

http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/water_lakes.html

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:21 pm
by dah79
Thanks, I ll check into that.
Dave

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:10 am
by bigduke6
I've been doing similar work in Wisconsin.

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:56 am
by lsvien
bigduke6,

Is your map 3d or are you pocketing and then filling with a resin to make it level. I would think a 3d would be a little distracting to sit on if that is a bench.

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:14 am
by lsvien
Here are some examples of my lake maps. Strictly gifts for friends.

Re: Lake Map

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:35 am
by tatinc2000
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I live in MN also and have done several lake maps signs and cribbage boards.