Bernalillo County, New Mexico

September 13, 2014

In January of 2013 I was contacted by Bernalillo County, New Mexico. They asked me to produce a cartoon map for them, similar to the cartoon map that I drew for the nearby town of Aztec, New Mexico. It is now September of 2014, one year and nine months later, and I finally just finished the Bernalillo County map project.  The old saying: "The wheels of government turn slowly" certainly applies here. But my contact in Bernalillo County was very pleasant and easy to work with, which was a great benefit. This was a long-haul project with many weeks of changes, corrections, stops and starts. But it's always a good feeling to finish a complex project such as this one. I might add that what you see is only one half of the project. The other side of the map contains four smaller "call-out" maps that highlight areas of the city that require more detail. 

I would be remiss if I didn't mentioning the big surprise that I received yesterday. I got a call from a man who lives here in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, near where I live. He had been visiting friends in Bernalillo County and he had just driven back to Washington State. He happened to be friends with one of the team members that I worked with on the Bernalillo County map project. They sent him back to Washington with a giant gift basket to give to me, filled with many items unique to Bernalillo County. I was thrilled and delighted with their thoughfulness. Special thanks to Catherine and Amanda, key members of the Bernalillo County team for their continued help and encouragement throughout the project.

If you would like a cartoon map of your county, town, or small banana republic, please contact me. I'll be happy to answer your questions.