My First Map   Leave a comment

One of the bonuses of moving house is finding various historical objects. While cleaning up my orienteering files I came across a bunch of old mapping papers, including my first map. This was drawn by hand before we had Ocad, in 1991, and because there was no point in going to the printers for a local training map, I drew it in colour and photocopied about 10 copies for the youths I was training:

In 1993 I drew an updated version in Ocad and got it printed properly, and later on the area became part of the larger Kfar Vradim map, printed in 2002.
I did the fieldwork just after finishing my army duty, before I started studying. I didn't have a car yet, so I had a 1.5km walk from home to the edge of the map. My base map was taken from the 1:50,000 topographical map, with no aerial photograph. And my only previous mapping experience was when I accompanied the Czech mapper Zdenek Lenhart during his work here in Israel.

Posted 16/10/2009 by dchissick in Uncategorized

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