ASSIGNMENT# 8-‘bending geography’- visual Exercise- due Week 4, 2/12/201

I chose to map my hometown of Lafayette, New Jersey. I first found it on google maps and chose to simplify it further by getting rid of unpopular roads and lakes. Because it is such a rural area, there weren’t any parks or train tracks to abstract. I chose to stick with the color scheme that google uses because it is easily decipherable and would make understanding the map easier.

I learned that we are often provided with much more information than we need. Perhaps not in this particular case, but in many situations a map of this simplicity would be completely usable.

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