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9. Create and Edit Personal Map Data > 9.1. Planning Your Map

Planning Your Map

Planning your map at the outset can save you tremendous amounts of time later. Evaluating what you want to do, what you have to work with, and what you need to collect will help you make realistic decisions about your project.

Choosing a General Scale and Extent

The size and scale of the map you are making will affect various parts of your project. If you want a wall-size map covering your neighborhood, you will have very different requirements than someone planning a world map for a small book. You need to ensure that the data you create will work well with your intended map. Here are some questions to consider:

What part of the world do you want your map to cover?

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