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Discussion: Map Making 101 - guidance needed

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Feb 7, 2012 4:34 PM # 
I am giving a mapping clinic to some geography teachers and as I'm not much of a map maker, am wondering if there is a simple, step by step guide that I could access that goes through the steps to make a school yard map using google earth as a base map with final drawing in OCAD 6.

For our field session we: took a google earth screen capture, did a field copy with mylar, prepared a clean copy with mylar, scanned the mylar and saved it as a BMP which we've opened as a template in OCAD 6. It would be nice if this or something similar was already written up with same maps for the various stages.
Feb 7, 2012 5:42 PM # 

starting at slide 54 or 55 in
Feb 7, 2012 5:42 PM # 
Try these two:
Feb 7, 2012 5:49 PM # 
I would always use ISSOM rather than ISOM symbols.

OCAD 6 link here...
Feb 7, 2012 10:47 PM # 
...or you could use the material from our Mapping Clinic in Calgary in 1982 ;-)
I think I still have a copy somewhere... Have you forgotten what you learned?
Feb 8, 2012 2:04 AM # 
Some updates to the Junior Mapper's Guide:

Lots of good information here:
Feb 10, 2012 2:52 AM # 
thanks everyone. Saturday will be the third clinic at the third school so these links should give me the materials to provide a good reference document for the teachers. What's interesting is that it is geography, not phys ed teachers that are taking the clinics. They see it as a way to make geography interesting and to get the students out of the classroom.

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