Designing original maps in Pages is a fiddly business, so make sure the work is worth your time and effort. But the end result may be extremely satisfying creatively and add a striking difference to your project. If you are not sure, just use one of the many internet mapping services, Google Maps are excellent for example.
Here is one of the maps I made for the forthcoming 65th anniversary of the D-Day - Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944, when 200 thousand men went ashore or parachuted in France to fight the nazis. For many of the surviving veterans it may be the last opportunity to take part in remembrance ceremonies. In Britain there are only 500 men left now.
The map was created entirely in Pages. It shows the coastal area of Lower Normandy with five landing beaches where American, British and Canadian forces attacked on the morning of 6 June 1944.
In the coming days I will describe the techniques used here, please come back to read more.
Read Part Two of Designing D-Day Map in Pages here.