I have proven mysefl as a true GIS nerd...I was so excited to spot this WNC relief map at a garage sale on Saturday morning. You can barely see the sticker price of $5 and I talked him down to 3 bucks. I've always wanted one of these and once saw one in a hiking-map store in Black Mtn, but it was too expensive (maybe $45). Don't know where i'm going to put it but I love looking at it. It gives such a more dramatic feel to the layout of the mountains. ....well, there is a 3:1 of exaggeration of the heights.
I enjoyed today's exercise. It was great to convert the hiking trails map to an actual GIS map. I have completely reversed my objection... this this activity is unnecessary.