Much of the past year has been devoted to reshaping the information presented in this website and creating new images and maps, all in suitable form for the printed page. I hope it will find a place in public libraries as a more permanent record available to researchers. Also, there likely are readers who prefer the book page to the webpage or want their own more permanent copy.
A challenge that made the road to the book longer than expected was creating new maps to replace the website’s convenient ability to link to the proprietary Google Maps service to visualize locations. Maps were required that fit the restricted page size yet give the reader a view like the web user can achieve by panning and zooming a Google map to the desired location and level of detail. Overview as well as zoomed in maps were developed using open, public geographic data. A particular design challenge was to present a variety of information in black and white, which the website presents in the much less restricted full color palette.
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