I was asked by the Chamber of Commerce, to create a “Cartoon” map of the downtown area of Ballinger for visitors.  I really like the designs that Fun Maps USA creates, so I took their style and adapted it to the City of Ballinger.   I already had the layout of the streets and lots created in Autocad, so I decided to create the buildings.  Once I had the lines created, erased the ones that were in the way, and checked it a dozen times or so, I moved the file to Illustrator, and traced it to remove some pixelation.  I then used Paint Shop Pro, (only program I had at work), to add the colors, signs, text, and any other touch ups.  All this was done while virtually “driving” down the street in Google Earth.  I added the map to the city’s website and the Chamber is currently distributing it in the city attractions brochure.  Here is the finished product:

City Map Cartoon Model

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