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Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully

via Skillshare


Map lovers, travelers, hosts, neighborhood enthusiasts & people who like to know where they’re going or where they’ve been, this class is for you. This is NOT a technical or professional cartography class, but rather focuses on seeing the world creatively through mapping.

What You'll Learn

  • Finding Inspiration. You'll look at current maps and start thinking about how you use them, what attracts you, and what puzzles you about them.
  • Hand-Drawn + Printed Maps. We'll focus on tangible maps, both mundane and experiemental.  
  • Mapping in the Digital Age. We'll look at stand alone digital maps, as well as examples that are integrated into blogs and websites

Note: This class filmed on a laptop + using screenshare, and may not be as flashy as some others, but amazing and inspiring work is created all the same!

Visit the online gallery to see the incredible range of projects!


  • Welcome and Project Intro
  • Hand Drawn Maps Exercise
  • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 1
  • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 2
  • Imaginary City Exercise
  • Digital Mapping + Integration - part 1
  • Digital Mapping + Integration – part 2
  • Tools and Techniques in Mapping
  • A peek inside Illustrator (optional)

Taught by

Anne Ditmeyer


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