SAA, Part 1.5

April 28th, 2010

Another trend I noticed in the presentations at the SAAs was the prevalence of Google Maps and Earth. While a Google Earth image will appear in my dissertation, I’m sticking with the tried-and-true drawing for my site-locating needs. A drawing allows me to filter out irrelevant details, like clouds and dirt, and enhance imaginary features like political borders. Also, a few years ago while waiting for research to happen I spent some time making a vector map of Perú. It wasn’t too much work to incorporate it into my figures, but I had to draw another map from scratch for a zoomed-in view. So here is the result: figure 5.1 of my dissertation!


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