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Hi, I'm new at all of this so please bear with me and my questions :)

I have a project and need some ideas:

How would you map your life? - How would you present the information in a visual form?

How would you symbolise your places of interest , using symbols and colour schemes that add interesting content to the base maps?

Base maps - I'm using Google Earth at the moment, but any other sofware suggestions for this are welcome (preferably free ones).

I had an idea to place different symbols for different themes - like where I've lived, places I would like to travel and places I've studied etc, any suggestons would be great.

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How would you map your life? - How would you present the information in a visual form?


Hey Sakura,

That's a very interesting idea. Will the final form be in digital format?

The first thing that came to my mind was to have a digital timeline with links to maps at key points in my life. Not sure if that would work but that's what came to mind.

Whatever route you ended up going, it would be interesting to see the results.

Good luck!
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well, maybe graduated circles, one for pain, one for pleasure.

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That would be a very exciting project to do.
I would go in the direction of imaginary maps.
I would construct a general generic landscape. I could see a main highway going through different 'provinces' representing either life stages (childhood, jobs, relationships etc..) or they could be geographical areas that one lived in. and you expand into details from there.
Maybe I,ll do one for myself...if I ever get the time.
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I did that a couple of months ago when working on my CV and portfolio. I focused on mapping my clients and milestone projects plus some important private and family milestones. I made a large print out and brought it on job interviews. It was a great tool for showing what I have done and what I am good at. Also the customers get a great overview at a glance.

I used Open Street Map Stockholm street data as a base and played with it in Illustrator and Mapublisher. Just black and white with text Looks very clean and neat... :) No symbols or other stuff to clutter it up. :o

Edit: Try using a subway map as a base map. The London one is a classic that would make a great life map.

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I did that a couple of months ago when working on my CV and portfolio. I focused on mapping my clients and milestone projects plus some important private and family milestones. I made a large print out and brought it on job interviews. It was a great tool for showing what I have done and what I am good at. Also the customers get a great overview at a glance.

I used Open Street Map Stockholm street data as a base and played with it in Illustrator and Mapublisher. Just black and white with text Looks very clean and neat... :) No symbols or other stuff to clutter it up. :o

Edit: Try using a subway map as a base map. The London one is a classic that would make a great life map.


Sounds really interesting. Would you mind posting it here?
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Hi, I'm new at all of this so please bear with me and my questions :)

I have a project and need some ideas:

How would you map your life? - How would you present the information in a visual form?

How would you symbolise your places of interest , using symbols and colour schemes that add interesting content to the base maps?

Base maps - I'm using Google Earth at the moment, but any other sofware suggestions for this are welcome (preferably free ones).

I had an idea to place different symbols for different themes - like where I've lived, places I would like to travel and places I've studied etc, any suggestons would be great.

I remember the song of Simon n Garfunkel...

I'd rather be a forest than a street
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

You can listen it here.....http://www.jango.com/music/simon+and+garfunkel/el+condor+pasa/

And here you are combining, life with the street, the song is beautiful and your thought is beautiful too.




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