Almost one year ago, a tweet from Newley Purnell pointed me to the maps designed by Ork posters. Since they only cover cities in the US, I tried my luck and applied to the map of Bangkok. These maps are nothing but the boundaries of the boroughs, districts, quarters or whatever other subdivision the corresponding city has, overlayed with the names of the subdivisions in the plain Sans Serif font of DIN 1451.
vector map for the districts of Bangkok, so all I had to do was to place the names on top of that. The main difficulty were the very small districts in the center of Bangkok, especially the tiny Samphanthawong with a long name. But nevertheless I think my map doesn't look that bad, especially considering I just spend a few hours creating it and have no earlier record of being an artist or designer. There is probably still some room for fine-tuning the image, also a separate version with the names in the Thai alphabet might be worth considering, especially now I know the standard fonts for the Thai road signs. And of course one could do the same with any other of the 75 provinces, or for the whole country - but there the small provinces near Bangkok make it almost impossible to read.
Since hdamm had his map released under cc-by-sa license, I have to release my artwork under the same terms, thus everyone is free to copy it provided the attribution is given, and derived works are under the same license - though for now I keep the actual SVG for myself only..
Just sad that from the millions I will now earn by selling prints or shirts with this map in Bangkok, most of the money will go to the lawyer to protect me against the lawsuit Ork poster will file for copying their concept... At least I will be able to keep the customer busy, as soon they'd have to buy the upgrade with the planned new district. Actually, I withheld this posting for almost a year so I can make it public after the new district is created, but now the date for its creation is more dubious again I don't want to wait longer for grabbing the publicity this map might give this humble blog.