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What are some of the best zoo maps you have seen?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by BossMayhem250, 14 Apr 2015.

  1. BossMayhem250

    BossMayhem250 Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy looking at maps because i design them and I mainly love zoo maps because well I'm kinda of a Zoo Crazy person and i actually collect zoo maps. I would like to see some of the zoo maps ypu guys like. My favorite maps are the San Diego Zoo map and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Map(never been but I here it's amazing. So just let me know your favorite maps.

    Thanks,
    ~BossMayhem250
     
  2. BossMayhem250

    BossMayhem250 Well-Known Member

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    Oops!

    I messed up on the word you and put ypu Sorry
     
  3. BossMayhem250

    BossMayhem250 Well-Known Member

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    Alrighty fixed it
     
  4. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member

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    The Bronx's style (As you already know according to your Location) is interesting with just silhouettes and explanations on botton.
    On the complete opposite side of the scale is,say,Zurich which I enjoy but unfortuately doesn't do well with paths...
    What I think makes a great map is if you show the paths clearly defined along with showing all the animals(Of couse excluding fish,reptiles, and insects if there's a certain house)
     
  5. zoomaniac

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    Really? Do you mean this map: http://www.zoo.ch/documents/Druckdaten_Zooplan_2014_DE_EN_WEB.pdf ? Which paths are not correct?
    Imo, only the non developed areas (planed for future exhibits) are a little irritating (scale).
     
  6. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    Visual Maps do some of the BEST maps ever (including San Diego's), here is their website :)

    Visual Maps's Portfolio

    Please note this is their portfolio so not the best way at looking at them and that these aren't all of their maps.
     
  7. GermanZooFan

    GermanZooFan Well-Known Member

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    Visual maps does very good maps that's right but I think sometimes the style is too similar between the different zoos.

    I like for example Frankfurt's map or Gelsenkirchen's. San Diego, Antwerpen, Walsrode, Planckendael etc are all world-class maps, that's out of question, how I said: visual maps does a very good job.
     
  8. tetrapod

    tetrapod Well-Known Member

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    The maps on VM site are very good and a clear style.