Wesa Perttola Makes Great Maps

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In Helsinki a few weeks back I made the acquaintance of my charming colleague Wesa Perttola. Now he has made excellent distribution maps for my forthcoming Östergötland book. Above is the scatter of 9th and 10th century elite indicators (big black dots) against a background of 6th-8th century indicators (smaller grey dots) and farms named Tegneby (“thane’s farm”, stars). Wesa tells me that he is currently available for more GIS and CAD work.

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  1. #1 John Tierney
    November 25, 2009

    Very nice map, the grey landscape works well but the ‘small grey dots’ are hard to see.

  2. #2 Martin R
    November 25, 2009

    My feeling is that the grey dots are easy to see but hard to distinguish from the large black dots. But Wesa and I figured that it is more important to distinguish the grey dots from the surrounding grey woodland than from the black dots.

  3. #3 Jonathan Jarrett
    November 26, 2009

    I would second that the two sorts of mark are hard to distinguish. Would it not be better to do the early sites as hollow circles, for example?

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