A clear, user-friendly update to Oxfordshire County Council’s policy map
Oxfordshire County Council needed to produce a map showing the Mineral Resource and Safeguarding Areas within the County as part of their strategy to guide where mineral workings and waste developments take place.
Lovell Johns produced the first version of the policies map in January 2017, using Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale base mapping and GIS data provided by the client, then a second version in June 2017. The challenge in producing this map was to style the different elements so they can be clearly read and interpreted, but without cluttering the map. The user needs to be able to understand what the map is displaying, and therefore various contrasting colours and styles are used, all referenced to a key.
The updated map was supplied as a proof for checking by the Council and final files supplied for printing.