Add line style option to vareas ps.map
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Goal: Displaying a vector area on a map with a solid (or pattern) fill but with a dashed outline (i.e. to give the impression that it is an indefinite boundary).
Example of ps.map statement used to create this look:
Problem with this technique: The map looks great, you get a solid fill colour with a dashed boundary representing the indefinite edges of the water body, but the legend is not suitable. The legend representation for the area is a rectangle but a line for the boundary, so when the two are combined you have a dashed line bisecting an area.
Possible Solutions: Give the users an option to represent the boundary as a rectangle in the legend or give the user an option to display a line style for the area feature.
Ideally, the later option would be chosen as this would allow for the desired look with only one ps.map statement as opposed to two (although, I think having the choice to display a boundary as a line or a rectangle would be nice regardless).
Example of proposed ps.map statement: