City Paws - Dog Walks Around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

City Paws - Dog Walks Around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside  - student project


  • Why am I making this map? For fun? A client? A gift? To showcase my favorite places? Etc.

For fun but because I like stuff to have a function I'd like to think the end result would be useful to someone somewhere..

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

We are in the lucky position of being able to take our young Labrador into the office with us and have had to figure out where to walk her in our particular urban jungle.

  • Who is my target audience?

Anyone who wants or needs to walk their dog in the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside area

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? (Note type can be smaller on printed maps than when viewed on web)


  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

street names, parking areas, location of waste bins, seats, outdoor cafes, good to go areas e.g. green areas and quiet streets, no go areas e.g. really busy streets, hard to cross roads, childrens play  areas

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....

It would be nice for people to have the map on their mobile phone but I have not a clue how to do anything like that. Any and all suggestions would be welcome.


Human Bremen Artist Test Result?

42% :(  I'm quite impressed with some of those animals - It's better than I can draw :)


!st Sketch Map

Sketch map to follow (as soon as I get it into a form I wont be too embarrassed to put my name to)