Updated Mar, 3rd 2013
This is a map to a private beach outside of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
One of the greatest beaches to sneak off to and hide.
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I have always had a fascination with legends - it is the first place I turn to on a map.
I love using codes to read material, I love scavenger hunts and I love travel.
Why am I making this map?
I want to make a map of 'My' Lunenburg and surrounding space; highlighting the areas that I love.
The ability to focus on visualizing space as flat is my biggest interest. Maps have always fascinated me for this reason. They are able to convey our demensional surroundings on a flat surface. The cartographers ability to use symbols, colour, etc. to represent space, that in turn, we can pick up, read and understand. It's so intriguing.
A fun game is to get a group together and all map the same path.
It is so interesting to see the varied approaches to mapping - the different coding systems. Yet each individual map is legebile in it's own independent way.
Who is my target audience?
My target audience will be anyone who is interested in finding the off beat track of South Shore, Nova Scotia. This area is so targeted at tourists, that it can be hard to find 'authnetic' experiences in the area.
I want to somehow encorporate new photos of the areas of interest, with these amazing vintage photos of Lunenburg that I found at the Nova Scotia archives.
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?
Both in one. I love print and I love digital and I love moving between the two. Draw on paper, scan to digital, colour digitally, print and ink, scan and do it all over again.
The final version will be print. There is nothing better than a folded up paper in your pocket. Something that you can draw on and add too.
What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)
I know landmarks will be key to my map. Street names will be secondary. Colour coding and organizing the legend is the part I am ecstatic about, but will have to come a bit later. I need to sit in front of many MANY maps before I can start.
First Quick Attempt. I really need to squeeze in more practice :)