Saturday, January 24, 2015

Module 3: Cartographic Design

This week's assignment was to create a map of school in Ward 7 of Washington D.C., and incorporate into it various aspects of graphic design. The map shows elementary, middle and high school in Ward 7, in relation to city streets, highways, water bodies and parks. The larger the school symbol, the more advanced the school, with the largest symbol being used for high schools.

This map was created in ArcMAP. To clear up the background of the map I removed the the surface streets from Washing D.C., but kept the ones in Ward 7. Then I changed background colors of both D.C. area and areas off the map. To contrast this, I used light green as the background of Ward 7, with darker green representing parks. This color let the red school symbols stand out.

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