Made With Ortelius
By Tom Snyder
This fully revised and updated book includes dozens of elegant and easy-to-read new maps produced with the Ortelius software. It was a labor of love as Tom spent months meticulously creating over 92 maps, as well as completely updating and expanding the bestselling guide itself, for the fourth edition.
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We’d like to congratulate Tom Snyder, author of “Route 66: Traveler’s Guide and Roadside Companion,” on his fully revised book edition.
More than twenty years after the original publication of “Route 66,” this completely updated and expanded guide will make the trip along the Mother Road easier and even more exciting. Responding to requests from readers and travelers, Tom offers up-to-date routings, elegant and easy-to-read new maps, and revised information on roadside attractions. Filled with love, high jinks, and mystery, the stories Snyder narrates truly capture the flavor of the Main Street of America. Cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and ghosts all make appearances in these nostalgic glimpses of history-in-the-making along America’s most famous highway.
“Before all else, Ortelius is a brilliant application, especially for OS X,” remarked Tom about the process of creating the dozens of map sheets used in the book.
Prizewinning author Tom Snyder was an early advocate of a Route 66 revival, and his 1990 Route 66 Traveler’s Guide & Roadside Companion for St. Martin’s Press was the first guidebook to the old road written in more than forty years, as well as the first to map the route since its decertification in 1985. He lives on the West Coast, dividing his time among British Columbia, Washington, and California.