I've been redesigning the maps I made last year. I made a few important changes, and a few minor changes, and am looking for feedback on other changes.
1 - I've changed the colour template. The original idea was to have a single template that would always work, but the more I try to apply these colours to different situations the more I see how this is not feasible. Therefore, I've simply included colours for the 6 parties with MPs.
2 - I've made the maps physically smaller. They were originally designed to all be the same size, however, I realize that the smaller they are the better.
3 - I'd like some feedback on name changes. Some ridings have changed their name, and normally, a few do between elections as well, especially if new MPs are elected.
Some riding names, especially in Quebec, are very long. Should I shorten them in order to fit? Should I use a smaller font for the longer ones, even if it's harder to read? Should I change the names to match with the new names, even if this makes the numbers no longer alphabetical?
My thoughts are as follows
A - Cut off the longer names. If a riding name is, for impossible example, Manhattan-Queens-Kings-Richmond-Bronx could be shorten to Manhattan-Q-K-R-B or Manhattan-Queens-Et Al.
B - Change to new names, but keep the numbers as-is (for the time being)
One reason I use numbers in order is it makes it easy to find the ridings in official reports on riding results.
Here are the maps.
Note the colours mean nothing! I was simply playing around, this is not a prediction, projection, or anything else.