Banks Peninsula Terrain Map

Dec 2018

A map commission with a focus on the beauty of Banks Peninsula’s terrain and coastline.
I’ve been wanting to revisit my favourite place to map for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity. The terrain of the peninsula with its myriad bays and beautiful topography has always fascinated me, so I’ve tried to draw them out here with the natural hillshading and coast/lake waterlines.

See also: Banks Peninsula Vintage Terrain Map


About this map

Location: Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand

Design Size: A2 print

Data: OpenStreetMap Contributors (Roads), Land Information New Zealand (Topographic & Terrain Layers), Ministry for the Environment (River Classification)

Fonts: Century Modern, Ratio Modern

Featured techniques: Variable ring waterline buffers, Blender hillshading