An updated Forest Park map will be available as a poster print
The exact date is not clear yet, but I'm guessing it will be available around the end of summer 2010. It's too early to nail down pricing, but since you will get a real physical product to hang on your wall, it will have to cover the cost of making it. The map has been updated in many ways Many thousands of tiny changes made: the map is currently at version 732; the one last posted on Art of Geography was version 618. Each increment to the version number represents a bundle of edits to the map. There's too many changes to describe in one post, so I'll be describing some of the improvements over the next few months. I expect more refinements to occur before it heads to official release. To date there's only been a few copies of the map in poster format given to friends and fellow map-makers. Even then they were not true one sheet prints; multiple sheets of super-B size paper were carefully spliced together to form the appearance of one sheet. As someone who as a child was excited to unfold those large National Geographic map inserts, I'm really thrilled at the prospect of this map being available as a large poster print. To me, there's something very compelling about seeing Portland's Forest Park take up an appreciable extent of a wall. As the actual date draws nearer I expect to post more details about pricing and the actual size. I'm anticipating using a print-on-demand service such as ImageKind or other service which can handle the unusual print size, handle orders, and ship directly to customers rather than the Art of Geography having to stock inventory. If you have experience selling maps this way, I'm certainly interested in hearing how it has gone for you.