FUNCTION BEHIND WAYFINDING
SPACE & TIME
One of the limitations I aimed to overcome with this Cartographic project was the factor of time. Most maps tend to only include structures in the area that are present at time of production. However, the harbour area witnessed various structural changes through the ages, and was also the stage for Malta's most iconic event, the Great Siege of 1565.
I devised a method composed of a hemispherical timeline that worked in conjunction with numerical, colour co-ordinated markers. Each hue indicated one of three divisions of the location and event categorisation system. Yellow indicated 'Sights & Adventures', Red marked 'Battles & Battlements' whilst 'Faith & Architecture' were marked in Turquoise. At the hemisphere trajectory, a compass was reproduced to indicate the maps' rotationary orientation.