Lyttelton Harbour Topo Map

Aug 2018

This map details the interesting and varied topography of the Lyttelton Harbour basin.

This map was a lot of fun to do for several reasons. It gave me a chance to fine tune visual techniques that I’ve experimented with in previous maps, such as the waterlines lapping the coastline, improving labelling fonts and legibility, and the overall colour palette of a vintage styled topography map. I also tried out some new techniques, such as Daniel Huffman’s more natural looking Blender rendered hillshade which was interesting to learn, I think it adds a nice touch to the overall look.

Data: OpenStreetMap (road network), Land Information New Zealand (topographical features)

Fonts: Ratio Modern, Modern No. 20