Creative maps are the art of visual storytelling, and for those of us who have a deep interest in digital media, it can be a bit overwhelming to get started.
To get started, here are some of the most common map types and how to create them.1.
Interactive maps, which are often produced using digital tools like Photoshop or Illustrator.
These maps can be interactive, allowing viewers to explore a place, location, or experience, or help create a larger picture.
These are especially useful when you want to capture a moment in time.2.
Interactive media, which include music videos, video game music, and photos, as well as interactive maps for interactive experiences.
These can be as simple as a video or photo of a place or activity.3.
Real-time interactive maps, such as ones created by Google and Adobe.
These provide information that can be shared with other users, and help the viewer navigate their way around a place.4.
Realtime map-making software, such, Google Maps and Apple Maps, which use geospatial data from satellites and ground stations to create a digital map of the Earth’s surface.5.
Interactive map software, like OpenStreetMap.6.
Interactive photography, such for documenting your outdoor adventures or your favorite local businesses.7.
Interactive music, such from your favorite artists.8.
Interactive art, such in art museums and in contemporary art galleries.9.
Interactive architecture, such architecture from architectural design schools, such architectural design programs in architecture or design, or architects who design and design homes for seniors.10.
Interactive fashion, such design for lingerie, home décor, and fashion.11.
Interactive entertainment, such such for movies and television shows, or for video games, as a stand-alone application.12.
Interactive video, such through video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.13.
Interactive digital maps, like maps that are designed for viewing online or offline, such map-based social networks, Facebook, and Instagram.14.
Interactive audio-visual media, such video games and other interactive media.15.
Interactive visual art, like murals and other visual artworks.16.
Interactive print media, including magazines and newspapers, calendars, posters, and posters-to-print.17.
Interactive websites, including blogs and news sites, and online social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.18.
Interactive apps, such mobile applications, such a web browser or mobile application, or any other application that allows you to access a variety of content, such webcams, cameras, and other devices.19.
Interactive virtual reality, such virtual reality headsets and other augmented reality products, such Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, and more.20.
Interactive multimedia, such movies, television shows and audio dramas, including music videos and music videos for video game audio and music.