Earlier this week, I posted several maps of the 2015 Albany County Executive Primary race. After giving it some consideration, I decided last night to re-render the maps because they were not up to my quality standards.
I often like to experiment with new features, and while the shadow feature of QGIS can greatly enhance a map, it can also be a bit too much and actually detract from the readability of maps. I took off the shadow and re-adjusted the colors, which seemed to previously be too biased towards Egan over McCoy (the Egan colors were darker on a vote-basis on then McCoy).
I will post the enhanced maps over the next few days. I might experiment with other races. I don’t have a 2014 shapefile, but it looks like I can convert the numbers over relatively easily in Excel to match the EDs, possibly creating Super EDs as neccessary. We will see how nasty the weather is on Saturday, but that’s something I may with further over the weekend if the weather is bad.