A few hours after getting an introduction to Illustrator we were able to start our own mini-project. Kaspar gave us the assignment to practice our new skills with an afternoon-project including a map of Emmenbrücke. The only requirement: it needs to tell a story.On https://map.geo.admin.ch we could play with filters and features to apply on one of the many maps. I went for a on old map from 1888 and the latest from 2013. I then cut out all the buildings on the new one and lay them with opacity on the old map. How did Emmenbrücke change during 125 years? Where did the biggest change happen, where did the population or the industry grow the most?
A possible next step could have been to color the buildings differently – one color for the industry and another for private houses.