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					How to Make Location Map

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Location Map
Location map requires a little skill in drawing & in designing software like CorelDraw and even in PowerPoint. Designer should have ideas about inserting and using clip arts, coloring and aligning graphic in PowerPoint etc.
Examples Task: make a map location of your school
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TOOLS for Location Map
Software : PowerPoint 2003
Text Box
Rectangle Shape Text boxes for labeling

Oval Shape

AutoShape

Arrow

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Clip Arts from CD or Internet

Clip Arts from CD or Internet

To draw roads, please use
Click on AUTOSHAPES > LINES > FREEFORM tool in PowerPoint 2003

Drawing tool bar is available at bottom, if its not there then click on View (pull down menu >> select Toolbars >> now select Drawing

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To draw roads

Now try to draw a L shaped line.

Click at START point and move mouse at the point of TURN and click >> now move on the point of other end and then Click again… Now to stop at this point Press ESC button on keyboard. 90

On the left side you can see a shape designed by using the same tool Note: to make map good looking try to make L shape in 90 degree angle.

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To draw roads
Now draw many lines (roads) and turns (L shape)

This line by simple straight line.

This shape by simple BOX tool

Here at some point, some box shape tool will also be used and simple straight LINE tool for lines.
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To draw TRAFFIC SIGNALS

To draw traffic signals, use the following tools.
Use OVAL tool for a circle.

Now color the circle with FILL COLOR tool.
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This way duplicate circle to 3 and place them as in this screen and fill them as Traffic Signal colors.

To draw TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Now to complete traffic signal do the following:
Draw a box in shape of a vertical rectangle and fill it with gray or white color.
Now select the whole signal graphic and convert this into group to be resized as per map. To do this select and click right mouse button and select GROUPING and select GROUP.

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USING GROUPED GRAPHIC IN MAP

Now resize your traffic signal and place it at the required point.
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USING EXTERNAL CLIPARTS
To make professional location map, many landscape clip arts can be used like TREES, ARROWS, BRIDGES etc.
Tree inserted from clip art cd (title 35000 clip arts. To make a garden please use different trees.

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NOTE: some arrows available in AutoShapes, but if required more enhanced then you must use clip arts.

USING EXTERNAL CLIPARTS
TYPES OF CLIP ARTS TO BE USED.

This would be better if you see the location map by yourself before making location map to make it correct.

Use the following path to insert TREES and plants in 35,000 cliparts CD

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H:\MC35K\CLIPART\OBJECTS\PLANTS

To Add round about
Use OVAL tool to draw circle

This would be better if you see the location map by yourself before making location map to make it correct.

Use the following path to insert TREES and plants in 35,000 cliparts CD

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H:\MC35K\CLIPART\OBJECTS\PLANTS

LABELING PLACES
To label places and building, please use simple text box and as per graphic color box or leave it white or transparent.

Garden

ROAD NAME

BUILDING NAME

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Location map should be simple, clear and in such details which are necessary.
But remember to label the famous places in map because it helps the locator to find the desired place.

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