Views

  • Plan view
  • Elevation view
  • Cross-section view (aka Section view)

Mapping

What's on a map, regardless of what kind of map it is?
  • North arrow
  • Scale
  • Legend
  • Address (or latitude, longitude)
  • Client's name
  • Mapmaker's name
  • Date the map was made

What else might you put on a map? What kinds of maps might you be making?
  • Existing structures
  • Vegetation
  • Roads
  • Property lines
  • Zones
  • Sectors
  • Topography, contour lines, elevation
  • Concept map
  • Schematic plan
  • Master plan
  • Community Asset Mapping

Recommendation: practice making quick and dirty maps

Hand-drafting Tools

  • Scale rulers
    • Architects' scale
      • Common scales are 1/2" = 1' and 1/4" = 1'
    • Engineers' scale
  • Ruler
  • Triangles
  • Large clip board
  • Portable drafting board
  • Drafting tape
  • Plastic overlay
  • Erasers
  • Eraser dust brush
  • Eraser shield
  • Smudging tool, to make softer lines
  • Compass, with extender
  • Ro-tape, tape compass
  • Pens
    • Different colors - shades of black, blue, green
    • Different thicknesses - fine, wide
    • Different tips - chisel,
  • Pencils
    • Colored pencils
    • Different weights
  • Water colors
  • Paper
    • Drafting paper - rolls
    • Flip chart paper

Digital Tools

  • Google Earth
  • More simple programs
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • OmniGraffle
  • More complex programs
    • Google Sketchup
    • LandCAD
    • AutoCAD
    • VectorWorks


Santa Cruz County GIS Web
Construction Master Pro App
USGS Quad Maps from National Geographic
Wikipedia articles
Technical drawing
Architectural drawing
Community Asset Mapping