Cartography  September 13, 2011 - October 13, 2011

Contest Completed


First - A Shift in Direction
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From the Greek chartis and graphein, comes the word that is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively. First, set the map's agenda and select traits of the object to be mapped. These traits may be physical, such as the curves of a lovely figure, or abstract. Represent the terrain of your mapped object in a poem. Orchestrate the elements of your map to best convey your message. Use the symbology of legend and title and region, use the compass rose and the north arrow. Remember landscape and scale and coloring.

Draw me a map.


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Emily Burns
Emily Burns
Richmond, KY


6 Contestants
7 Submissions
Created Sep 13, 2011