Thursday, September 8, 2016

"mapping" today

we're still fascinated with maps, though they've gotten way smaller. the world is also smaller and faster. today we use GPS technology.

your present GPS receiver shows:

*maps (including street maps, displayed in human readable format via text or in a graphical format),
*turn-by-turn navigation directions to a human in charge of a vehicle or vessel via text or speech, *directions fed directly to an autonomous vehicle such as a robotic probe,
*traffic congestion maps (depicting either historical or real time data) and
*suggested alternative directions,
*information on nearby amenities such as restaurants, fueling stations, and tourist attractions.

what's the best way to design a map? 

target your audience first! use dictate style!