Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully

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Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

Map lovers, travelers, hosts, neighborhood enthusiasts & people who like to know where they’re going or where they’ve been, this class is for you. This is NOT a technical or professional cartography class, but rather focuses on seeing the world creatively through mapping.

What You'll Learn

  • Finding Inspiration. You'll look at current maps and start thinking about how you use them, what attracts you, and what puzzles you about them.
  • Hand-Drawn + Printed Maps. We'll focus on tangible maps, both mundane and experiemental.  
  • Mapping in the Digital Age. We'll look at stand alone digital maps, as well as examples that are integrated into blogs and websites

Note: This class filmed on a laptop + using screenshare, and may not be as flashy as some others, but amazing and inspiring work is created all the same!

Visit the online gallery to see the incredible range of projects!

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Marie Plocharz

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Comprehensive class with lots of additional resources. I particularly like the idea of using a gif to animate the maps.
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Sam B

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Your class on skillshare, really helped me pull together my understanding for creating maps and the possibilities available so I could create a map for my university class. Thanks for helping how much creativity could be used on something as detailed as a map. It really helped me succeed in my on campus class.
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Jake Wheeler

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I really wish I just took the class on Illustrator instead of this class. Thinks that I wanted to learn, I was just told to google or take another tutorial by another person. Kinda bummed.
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Diana F.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
great ideas for creating maps with personality and personal info...
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Haifa Bint-Kadi

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I have only taken the first class, but I really have to address the instructor's use of the word "um" in every sentence. I'm sure she is very skilled, but listening to her punctuate the beginning, middle and ending of every sentence with the word "um" is very irritating. I find it inhibits my ability to listen. I'm sorry because I don't like to be a complainer. I'm excited about the class and appreciate the instructor's enthusiasm for the topic.
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Hanna G.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This class was a great pleasure! Anne is totally inspiring person and community was so engaged and helpful. I really loved this class and recommend it to anyone, not only people interested in map making.
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Jenna Leigh Tait

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I absolutely loved this class - it TOOK me long enough to have the time to get my project to where I wanted it, but hey, thus is the life of a young public school teacher. Thank goodness for summer vacation, Photoshop, and online tutorials! I found the lessons inspiring, fun, and easy to follow, and I thought Anne was lovely, so kind, helpful, and quick to respond. I am SO excited to make my next map!
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Ricardo Lopez

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Although I enjoyed the exercises, I didn't actually learn how to create maps. It is perhaps that my expectations where different than what the "class" was actually for. The lectures and instructor were fun, but they were not much more than showing examples of maps.
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Kimberly Maroon

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
this was a great start to something i've always wanted to try to do. i loved loved loved all the resources from anne!!! i picked up the book 'from here to there' that she mentioned and bookmarked a lot of the sites she talks about in the videos. i liked see other participants ideas and approaches to their projects and liked that they shared their resources as well.
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Samantha McGahon

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Need more feedback from others.
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Spyridon Myriounis

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
From my point of view this class is really useful either you are a designer or not! I recommend it to everyone! Anne gives a lot of material to analyze in a very simple way! I like this because I've know idea about maps design or creation! Thanks Anne!
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Cameron Hanson

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
At first I was overwhelmed by the number of people in the class, but it became an asset. There were so many ideas and links being shared that my mind was just bursting with new concepts and plans. I thoroughly enjoyed all the sharing.
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Evelyn Gunn

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Great class, great teacher, great students! Anne was fantastic! She gave lots of practical advice and her lectures were chockful of creative and inspiring examples to learn from! Really great class. Though no fault on Anne's part, the multiple technical difficulties experienced on skillshare was a bit disruptive. I'm hoping that those things will get fixed soon so more people can learn to make their own lovely maps from Anne! :)
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Jayson Shenk

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This was a super fun class. Great source and inspiration material and excellent instructor feedback. If this runs again, definitely take it.
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Tina Bernstein

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I absolutely LOVED the class. When I enthusiastically enrolled, I already knew that my time would be limited BUT I so wanted to do it and boy am I pleased I did. Anne's resources and enthusiasm were fantastic and contagious and I learned a lot fro her. Thank you!
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Kate Leroux

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne made this a very accessible class, even for a beginner with a busy life. Her lectures were full of interesting inspirational maps and a few pointers to useful tools. I would have enjoyed more concrete tutorials about creating maps, especially digitally, but maybe that has its place in another course.
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Jessica Hastreiter Nordskog

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I absolutely loved this class. I loved that it was SO EASY for me to participate at my leisure. The lectures were inspirational and were the perfect amount of time. Being able to see all of my classmates projects was motivating and got my creative juices flowing. I loved that my teacher was in Paris and my classmates were all over the world—gave me a sense of being part of something big from the comfort of my own couch. Anne was a great instructor. I'd definitely take this class again!
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Trixia Yong

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Anne's class and really admire how she was able to consistently give feedback on our projects despite the size of our class (250+ projects, phew!). She made map-making approachable & fun, and got me thinking about maps in many new ways.
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Mandy Ratliff

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Really enjoyed this class. Anne provided a lot of great resources and gave me helpful feedback on my projects.
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Brook Gossen

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I really enjoyed this class. It really got me thinking about how to approach illustrative maps, and gave me the confidence to just make one, or two or three! What was I waiting for after all? It has continued to inspire me even now. Thank you so much!
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LoriLee Long

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne is a very good teacher and even with upwards of 600 students in her class, I managed to receive feedback on my milestone projects! This class was great.
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Melanie G.

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne did a great job giving ideas and sharing resources... I enjoyed her class very much even though I did not have the time to complete assignments ... I wish I had more time to follow the project tasks; I loved all the concepts and ideas that were introduced.
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Camille Paton

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This was a fantastic class. Anne provided great reference for the project and was supportive throughout the creative process which can be daunting. I would take this class a second time or any other of her classes!
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Al H

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
One of the best classes i've taken online. Anne is incredibly helpful and talented. She's inspire not only novices like me but also experts with her knowledge, style and coaching style. i will keep coming back to this course for inspiration.
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Loles Cobo Collado

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This new way of learning is the future: look, do and of course share!
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Kelsey Kreiling

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne's class was wonderful. She is not only a super talented individual, but her lectures were packed to the brim with incredible resources. I learned lots about mapmaking but it honestly helped kickstart my creative process in lots of other fun areas (I won't ruin the surprises!) I definitely recommend this class to anyone.
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Leanda Xavian

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne is a great teacher, very warm and friendly, and made this class really come alive with her genuine enthusiasm for the subject of map design. I will be looking out for any other classes she may run in the future.
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Debora Ratliff

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne Ditmeyer provided excellent resources, inspirations, design savvy, and tools to make this map-making class a real learning and creating experience. I don't know how she did it with so many students, but she stayed right on top of all our projects with encouragement and suggestions. The class bonus was all that I learned from other students, who shared their tools, creativity, and comments. Definitely recommend this class and Anne as a teacher.
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Celia Berger

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I think I expected more instruction, less "links to websites, books", etc., most of which I already knew about... Also it was very difficult to see the books on the youtube videos. They were pixelated, often moved around too much to understand what was going on. Much easier to see when on the computer but still quite low resolution.
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Leslie Kingery

None/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Anne is a wonderful teacher and very enthusiastic about her subject.
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