Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Preparing for COW: the map is finished

The biggest problem I have had to solve as part of my preparations for my session at COW2013 (Operation Vijay) has been to get hold of suitable map of Goa. Despite my best efforts, I just could not buy one 'of the shelf' and all the online maps were far too small. In the end I had to just sit down and draw my own ... and after spending most of the day on this task, I have finally finished!



Click on the map to see it as a larger image.

I will need to get it printed as large as possible, and my local printer tells me that he should be able to do that without too much difficulty. All I have to do is to convert the image into a PDF and his specialist plan printer will do the rest.

8 comments:

  1. Cartography is a skill I wish I had. I am impressed with your efforts.

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  2. Arquinsiel,

    I just do my best with the resources I have. That, plus lots of practice (and a LOT of mistakes when I started) has got me to where I am now.

    In this case I started with a tracing of the basic outline that I scanned into MS Paint. I tidied it up ... and then added the towns and railway station, followed by the roads and railways. The last job was to add the names.

    Give it a try yourself. You will be surprised how good you can get in a very short time.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. You did that in Paint?

    Very impressive.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  4. Very nice job. Hope it all goes well on the day.

    Best wishes,
    Aaron

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  5. Pete,

    I drew the make using MS Paint. It is a very simple program to us, and - in my opinion - much underrated.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Fitzg-Badger,

    Thanks. I was quite pleased with the result.

    It would have been nice to have added colour, but the plan printer could not reproduce it.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Prufrock (Aaron),

    Many thanks. I hope that it will all work on the day ... and I will certainly do a blog entry about it afterwards.

    All the best,

    Bob

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