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Fransie
01-15-2013, 05:46 AM
I needed a simple map of my neighbourhood in pirate style for the birthday party of my kid. I based the map on an birds eye view shot from Bing maps. Drawn in Xara Designer Pro. All is vector except for the paper texture and the ship, cutlass, flag and crocodile (these I plucked from the web).

The map:
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Without labels:
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Bing maps photo:
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amberroberts09
01-15-2013, 07:47 AM
Very clear view from the bing map...

Freehand 5.5
01-15-2013, 10:39 AM
What a cute idea. I like that.
And the graphics is nice. Looks like a theme park map.

Fub
01-15-2013, 10:56 AM
It looks like a fun map for a good pirates' treasure hunt! I think the abstraction level is good enough to give the kids a challenge in orienting themselves on the map, without making it impossible to do so.

Fransie
01-21-2013, 04:11 AM
Well, the party's over, and I have to conclude that 6-year olds that are, let's say, slightly over-energetic, do not take the time to actually study a map when they have to go look for a treasure. Was great fun though.

Thanks for your replies.

Redrobes
01-21-2013, 12:38 PM
Like this map a lot ! Very nice.

We had a competition for a treasure map once with some great entries. Some of them took some real head scratching to resolve the treasure. Worth looking up on the search. Few years back now I believe !

Korash
01-21-2013, 01:19 PM
Not to mention the one we had recently about a real location :)

Very nice idea and well executed :D

Very Rep worthy I think.

Vellum
01-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Fransie, nice work, the kids had fun so it was a success ;)


Not to mention the one we had recently about a real location :) Korash I must have missed this one, got a link?

jbgibson
01-21-2013, 08:08 PM
What's the sinuous feature bottom-left on the Bing view?

amberroberts09
01-22-2013, 05:04 AM
There is a zooming buttons, one rotation button. I think it got clicked when the screen was being captured.

Fransie
01-22-2013, 05:44 AM
What's the sinuous feature bottom-left on the Bing view?
That's water with a lot of algae and plants in it, a sort of canal. It has now been widened further to allow for the storage of excess rainwater and make it supposedly more eco-friendly. That area is supposed to be a park, but unfortunately the Dutch interpretation of a park is usually limited to some grass and a canal.

Of course, to keep it in treasure map style, it could of course have been the fossile of a giant snake...

Fransie
01-22-2013, 05:46 AM
There is a zooming buttons, one rotation button. I think it got clicked when the screen was being captured.

I simply pasted two screenshots together and rotated them a bit to get a better fit on the paper.

Korash
01-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Korash I must have missed this one, got a link?

Here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-challenge-archive/21396-%2A%2A%2A-december-2012-maping-challenge-local-map-%2A%2A%2A.html)you go vellum :)

Vellum
01-23-2013, 03:26 PM
thanks Korash :)

Blaidd Drwg
03-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Great idea, and well executed! And it's funny how you can immediately see that's somewhere in the Netherlands (if you know the country, of course).
Mooi gedaan!