Okay, it really isn't a battle, but merging two charts into one and doing so seamlessly is pretty close to a battle. Fortunately, my army of one, Kathryn Tyler is up to the task.
This challenge came thanks to my client, Scott McLeod, who was interested in the area where the chart ended and made a slight overlap with another chart. You guessed it. Scott wanted the focal area to be in that overlap area.
To those new to this blog, I have opined why a merge with two charts is so difficult. The short answer is that every chart is a flat, or two-dimensional representation of a curved surface. Some charts are more accurate in the middle and a bit distorted on the edges while the opposite is true on other charts. Point is, two adjoining charts don't easily match up as you can see in this second illustration.
Kathryn has the ability to somehow make it all seamless. I have given her the title of "Princess of the Dark Arts" because I'm convinced she delves into some sort of magic to make a map merge possible. She actually scares me a little. One wrong move and I could be found on the Internet without pants and you would swear the photo was real. But so far, so good!
Anyway, here is the finished mural, installed in Scott McLeod's home. Just another nautical masterpiece for all to see and marvel.
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