I was born in Garrett County, live here and love the area. I am a "semi-pro" in the field of mapping and geospatial analysis, meaning that I have had formal training and used to perform this type of work for my day job, but now it is just a side interest for me. I've always loved maps and combined with my interest in the area, making a custom one was a natural progression.
It takes a lot to make a really nice map like this. Research into the best data sources. Vetting the data against the real world (e.g. for some reason every data source, including the US government's had the McHenry post office in the wrong spot). Then moving thousands of labels around so they don't overlap each other.
What goes better with maps than real estate! In addition to making the best maps of Garrett County, I am also a real estate agent with Taylor Made Deep Creek Lake Vacations and Sales. I'd love to be your guide to meeting your real estate goals. You can check out my real estate site here
You can find out more about me than you likely ever wanted to know on my website, dimesy.com It's the online equivalent of an attic: old, musty and disorganized, but maybe you'll find something interesting in there.
I hope you enjoy my maps!