GISmatters produces maps and other graphics for a variety of publications and presentations. We work with you to understand your design goals, identify and develop data resources, and deliver ready-to-use output in electronic or hardcopy format, whether it's destined for print, screen, the web, or somebody's living-room wall.

Presentation: Technical

Textbook map of Connecticut River valley with geologic cross sections
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Museum display panel of Connecticut River valley with geologic points of interest

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For this two-page textbook spread (right) we combined topographic, hydrologic, and geographic data to make the base map. We used GIS drainage-extraction methods to delineate the Connecticut River watershed boundary, which we then rendered as a separate, highlighted layer. Finally, we overlayed cross-section lines and dropped small versions of the geologic cross-sections on the map (the full-size cross-sections appear elsewhere in the book).

We produced a variation of this map (bottom right) for the new Amherst College Pratt Museum of Natural History to display the Connecticut River valley geography and geologic sites of interest related to the museum specimens.