Give clear, easy-to-follow directions by making a simple map. The type of map you create depends on the occasion. Draw a stylised, handsome map to include with party invitations. Use a photocopier and highlighter along with typed and printed directions for a road trip. When drawing a map, keep proportions in mind. When photocopying, be certain road names are legible and indicate which way is north.
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Things you need
- Road map
Write out the directions. Include all turns, directionality (north, south, east, west), landmarks, and indicate how someone will know if he has gone too far.
Photocopy the map. Check the quality of the copy. Adjust the brightness if it is too difficult to read.
Highlight the route on the photocopy.
Trace or copy freehand the highlighted route to draw a stylised map for a party invitation. Hire a graphic designer if you do not feel confident in your own rendering skills.
Ask someone else to look at the map and tell you if they can follow your directions.
Tips and warnings
- For road trips, use photocopier to enlarge the map.
- Add distances to written instructions so that a driver can use the odometer.
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