Updated Mar, 4th 2013
I love me some maps. I'm sure you understand this.
WEEK 1 Project: Hand Drawn Maps
Map 1: A Typical Day in the Life of Cooper
This is Cooper - He's 5, a border/collie lab mix who likes long walks, sliding in the snow, swimming and jumping off docks into water.
Map 2: Directions from Park City
Even with Google Maps, it's hard to tell people how to get here, so I drew a little picture that I can send to friends.
Week 2 Project: Imaginary Cities
The idea for the paper cut map really appealed to me. It was an interesting experiment in urban planning as well. I started off with a lot of random shapes that I fitted together, but as I filled it in more, I started creating shapes for how I wanted the city to be. The large curvy section on the left middle became the city park with the old historic part of the city to the left. As you move towards the right, the city becomes more orderly and planned.
I had fun imagining where I want to live and what the architedcture would be like.
Final Project: Overview
I want to make a map of southern utah that can be hung on our wall in our vacation house so we (or our guests) can look at it and pick out our adventure for the day. I want the map to include climbing walls, hikes, biking, picnic spots, swimming holes, and any other features worth visiting like hot springs, beautiful vistas or historic locations.
We love southern utah and have spent a fair amount of time there, but we are definitely still learning about it. While I'm not expert anything, no one else is going to make the map for me.
Me, my husband and our guests
I want the final map to be printed so it can be hung on a wall. I need a good base layer, preferably a topo map that I can add things to. I also want the ability to add to the map as time goes on if we find new things. So the map will be printed but the extra elements will be added by hand. To get the area I need though, I may have to digitally stitch some maps together.
The base map should include major streets, features and topo lines. After it is printed I will add specific spots to the map. A notebook we keep in the house can include additional information and directions to each spot.
Getting the base topo layer for the area I want to show. If I can't download one map, how do I accurately stitch the maps together?