Being a new homeowner is an exciting and daunting role. One way we’ve found that helps new home owners settle into their homes is to spend time in their yards mapping out the existing plants and using a blank minimalist map to help plan future projects.
Cartography & Mapping
These blank minimalist maps are intended for printed use by the homeowners interested in engaging in the landscape of their yards. They are built using a range of datasets including historical aerial photos, assessor’s parcel data, and as-builts.
A second style of residential plant maps we’ve made includes the plants themselves overlayed on top of the blank minimalist map described above. The plant map below was designed to accompany a black and white photo book dedicated to the plants around the home of a 1/3 acre plot.
We have recently begun experimenting with building geographically correct three-dimensional models of homes using aerial photos captured using (by the use of or the application of) aerial and terrestrial mapping techniques.