I don't think we really have any U.S. county maps to look to as an example for this one, so I'd love to hear feedback. The two things I already plan to do, are to make the roads stand out a bit more, and to decrease the size of that giant scale ;) I am also planning to create a second map, zooming in on the five or so inner suburbs in greater detail, with metro station and major street names.
My main question, though, is how to cover our content, in terms of merging some of these neighborhoods into one article, as I have done with Sandy Spring into Olney, and Chevy Chase into Friendship Heights. Perhaps we could cover Aspen Hill in the Wheaton article? How about Montgomery Village? Could we merge that into either Gaithersburg or Germantown (which would be better)? --PeterTalk 23:37, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
I'm also a bit tempted to merge Derwood into Gaithersburg—it's tiny, and right next to Shady Grove metro. --PeterTalk 01:20, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
For a long time, Montgomery Village mail was always addressed to Gaithersburg instead, and it still tucks up against that Gaithersburg commercial district right at the 270 exit. I'd merge it there before Germantown.
On the map, you seem to be using Michigan highway markers instead of Maryland...? -- D. Guillaime 01:46, 19 March 2010 (EDT)
Well, those Michigan route signs were a goofy mistake ;) I tried putting 193 on the map, but it then became really hard to see the road itself. All the more reason to finish that "Inner Montgomery County" map, which is going to look quite pretty.
This map clearly leaves a bunch of blank space, and that's because the areas currently unmarked are much less important to cover. But say we do want to cover them in the future—perhaps we could create bottom-level "regions" using the small city template, with no sub-destinations, into which we could put the occasional worthwhile listing? If we did this, I'd call the Silver Spring-ish area in the east "Colesville" and then break up the rest into North Montgomery County (which would include Damascus) and West Montgomery County. --PeterTalk 17:49, 21 March 2010 (EDT)