How To Choose a Wood Chart Lake Map
Wood chart lake maps can be beautiful decorative pieces for homes or offices. Browse a selection of surface water maps by region or state, or search for your favorite lake. Whether you want a three-dimensional representation of a local body of water or a lake at any location, you can choose from an extensive collection of 3D wood lake maps.
Discover Wood Lake Map Features
Wood charts of lake regions stand out for several reasons. Three-dimensional depictions of bodies of water made of layered wood incorporate bathymetric and topographic data to depict depth in water and the elevation of land masses. Thin layers of Baltic Birch are etched, stained and glued to make maps that have visual effects that surpass the interest of any 2D map.
Every 3D wood map is an artistic rendition based on satellite images and maps. Geographical information is synthesized into a scaled-down representation of the region with the use of layered wood to show changes in elevation. In some cases, a body of water is the primary subject of a map. Other charts feature big-picture views of regions where lakes are located. In addition to the fine detail of these measurements, wood chart lake maps may also include other water features, nearby cities or towns and regional points of interest.
The perspective and size of a map determine the amount of local detail included. If you cannot find a map that focuses on a particular lake, submit a new design request specifying the name and location of the body of water. The more requests are made for a particular body of water or area, the sooner a map is added to the collection of available designs. Some of the most recent lake map releases include Flathead Lake in Montana and Coastal Blue Gray renditions of Great Sacandaga Lake, Lake George and Seneca Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
Factor In Perspective and Size
When selecting a wooden chart of a lake, it is important to factor in the perspective of the body of water and surrounding region captured in the map as well as the size of the artwork. Both factors will determine the visibility of a map and the best mode of display in any space.
A good illustration of the possibilities available for lake maps is evident in maps of the Great Lakes Region. A choice of small and large charts of the entire region are available, as are 3D laser-cut wood maps with closer views of lakes and coastlines. Several designs are available in standard Baltic Birch and blue or Coastal Blue Gray color schemes. The same is true of the Finger Lakes and other regions that have bodies of surface water.
Determine the best size of map to buy by considering the layout of your interior space. Wood lake maps may be displayed flat or mounted on a wall. Serving tray maps that measure 13” x 20” x 2” and small maps measuring 16” x 20” x 2” can be the perfect detail-oriented accent pieces for any room. Larger wood chart lake maps measuring 13.5” x 31” x 2” or 13.5" x 43" x 2" and the largest 24.5" x 31" x 2" size are larger statement pieces for mounted mantle or wall display.
Compare Available Map Colors
Several popular laser-cut lake maps are available in a natural Baltic Birch wood with blue water or Coastal Blue Gray color scheme. A large map of the Great Lakes measuring 24.5 x 31” is available in both color choices, as is a map of Great Sacandaga Lake in New York. While most of this collection focuses on seaboards, a number of these map designs prominently feature lakes.
The primary difference between these collections is the color of the water. The design of a room where you plan to display a map or characteristics of a region may make the standard or Coastal Blue Gray version of a map the best choice. The designs available in the Coastal Blue Gray selection may be more limited than the standard color scheme.
Natural Baltic Birch and Coastal Blue Gray maps are both laser-cut and etched, stained and glued by hand. The finished product is sealed behind a layer of clear Plexiglas for protection and a permanently pristine appearance. Most 3D wood maps are framed in matching solid wood.
Find Wood Chart Lake Maps
You may need to browse or search to find a map that features or includes a particular lake. Start by searching for the name of the lake. You can also browse by state or region to find lake maps. If a 3D wood map of your favorite lake is not available, check to see whether the body of water is included in a larger regional map.
Maps of new locations are developed based on customer demand through a process of creating an artistic rendition of a body of water and shore based on up to six source charts. This process is done by professional cartographers and can take a considerable period of time. Paying close attention to laser-cut map design during the rendering phase allows for an incredibly detailed final product.
Once you select a map design, determine whether it is the right size to display in the intended location. If you are not sure what size or shade of map to buy as a gift, consider giving the recipient a gift card to select their own 3D wood map. If you are buying a lake map for yourself, check the available perspectives and color choices for regional bodies of water and pick your favorite design.
Wood chart lake maps contribute a splash of the outdoors and great geographical interest to any interior design. A 3D wood map of a favorite body of water can be a thoughtful present for anyone who frequents or has fond memories of a lake. Browse or search our full collection of nautical maps and select a wood chart lake map to add a scenic element to any room.