Learn about using an online map or aerial photograph.
- [Instructor] We do, of course, have plenty…of mapping services at our fingertips.…I'm looking at Google Maps here, for example.…And there's Bing Maps, to name but two.…So we can get access to maps of different locations…and even satellite imagery of locations.…And sometimes these are great choices for reference.…But I think you should be careful…of copying their own geometry.…
I think it would be very, very dodgy ground…if you were just, literally, reproducing it.…And to be honest, why would you?…Because you can just embed Google Maps…wherever you need them and even for print,…they have very, very generous licensing terms.…I do use them when I'm building simplified maps,…because part of the art of building simplified maps…is knowing what to include and what not to include.…Now I used to sit with the map in front of me on the screen…and just sketch it out on paper, but more recently,…I've actually been using Adobe Photoshop Sketch…to do this on my iPad Pro.…
Because I can bring in a map, and this is a fictitious one,…
- Understanding where your map will be used
- Finding reference material
- Using symbols and masks
- Drawing roads, rivers, buildings, and other landmarks
- Adding type
- Enhancing your map
- Adding interactivity and animation
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 37m Intermediate
Creating a Map with Illustratorwith William Everhart2h 48m Intermediate
Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CCwith Deke McClelland1h 52m Appropriate for all
1. Designing a Simplified Map
2. Basic Skills
3. Creating a Simplified Map
4. Enhancing Your Map
5. Interactive Maps
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