preliminary mapping assignment

orginal-of-hand-drawn.jpgbarneys-map-of-st.jpgmap-assignment-1-copy.jpghand drawn map

The Illustrator Map that I created for this assignment was done from Commodore Joshua Barney’s map of the battle of St. Leonard’s Creek during the War of 1812. As you can see from the original, there’s more to the map. As I spent 15 hours working on just the portion you see though, I decided against tackling anything further. This map has great hand-drawn/hand-written qualities that I worked to preserve in a digital format. I couldn’t find a font exactly like Barney’s so I chose something close to a 200-year-old formal script.

The hand drawn map is a scaled up (double the original) map of an officer’s birth on a turn of the century cargo hold. I used this particular map to practice for my final project where I’d like to map HMS Belfast’s interior as she looked in her last year of combat service and as they look as a Museum today. I’m fascinated by that way that ships can be transformed from vehicles of combat to educational facilities for the general public. HMS Belfast is one of the best examples of this genesis.

Abode Illustrator is a good lesson in humility. The Illustrator map that I’m attaching to this blog looks like a kindergartener did it, which is incredibly frustration as I spent hours working on it and tweaking my outlines. I’m at a conference in San Diego right now, which is actually the best thing that could have happened to me with regards to this project. I’m so caught up in running this conference that I just can’t spend any more time working on this map. Couple of things that I’ve learned and Illustrator that I did want to list in this blog though (before I run off to my “opening day reception”)
-Put the different aspects of your map project in different layers…just as you would in Photoshop. I also learned (the hard way) that just because a layer or property is highlighted, doesn’t mean it’s “active.” You have to click the on/off button to activate the layer
-Text will rotate, but not the way you rotate in Photoshop. At one point in this project I thought I’d cheat and save my Illustrator map as a PSD and import into Photoshop to get the test to rotate and skew the way I wanted. I thought better of that though, but would like to discuss how to work out the problem in class next week.



Filed under Uncategorized

8 responses to “preliminary mapping assignment

  1. Hmmm іt seems ⅼike your site ate myy
    first сommnent (it wass extremely long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it upp wһat I wrote and say,
    I’m thorouցhly enjlying your blog. I as well amm an aspiring blog bloggeг but I’m still new
    to the whole thing. Do you have aany tips andd Һionts forг rookie blog writerѕ?

    I’d definiteⅼy appreciate it.

  2. If you find that her mood is evolving as a result of subject
    you are discussing alter the topic immediately. Following browsing the
    e-book for just a short while you’ll understand simply how little you know.
    Even better, get her running when you as if you are a sale item in a
    very store.

  3. Among the dating websites available around the Internet, this can be a
    most innovative and exciting Spanish-speaking website, because the atmosphere is definitely
    fun and exciting. At the end of the night express your feeling, on how
    glad you really feel in spending lifespan together.

    Similarly, internet dating is now much popular for singles specially in youngsters.

  4. This paragraph is trul a pleasant one it helps neww tҺе web useгs,
    whho аrе wishing in favor of blogging.

  5. Fantastgic site you have here but I was curious
    if you kjew of any message boards that cover thee same topics
    talked about here? I’d really love to be a part of online community where
    I can geet comments from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

  6. Generally I do not learn article on blogs, but I would like to
    say thgat this write-up verry forced me to check
    out and do so! Yoour writing style has been surprised me.
    Thanks, quite nice article.

  7. טכנאי מחשבים בקריות, טכנאי מחשבים
    בחיפה , טכנאי מחשבים באיזור חיפה והקריות, טכנאי מחשבים
    בקרית ים, טכנאי מחשבים בקרית חיים, טכנאי מחשבים בקרית ביאליק,
    טכנאי מחשבים בקרית מוצקין , טכנאי מחשבים בקרית אתא , תיקון מחשבים בחיפה , תיקון
    מחשבים בקריות , תיקון מחשבים בקרית ים , תיקון מחשבים בחיפה והקריות , תיקון מחשבים בקרית ביאליק,
    תיקון מחשבים בקרית מוצקין, מעבדת
    מחשבים בקריות , מעבדת מחשבים בחיפה ,
    תיקון מסך מחשב בקריות , תיקון לפטופים בקריות ,
    תיקון מחשבים , טכנאי מחשבים ,
    רן מחשבים , רן מחשבים – אלופים בשירות , רן
    מחשבים בקריות , טכנאי מחשבים באיזור הצפון
    , טכנאי מחשבים עד הבית , טכניי מחשבים בקריות ,
    תיקון מחשב בבית הלקוח , תיקון מסך מחשב ,
    בניית אתרי אינטרנט , בניית אתרי תדמית
    , בניית אתרי אינטרנט לבעלי עסקים ,
    בניית אתרים , עיצוב אתרי אינטרנט , מעצב
    גרפי , מעצבים גרפיים , בניית אתר לעסק

  8. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your
    stuff previous to and you are just extremely great. I actually like
    what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the
    way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still
    care for to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you.
    This is really a wonderful site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s