Mapping on YouTube


Thank you for checking out this Wikibook about mapping on YouTube! This book aims to help the reader understand the definition, history and practice of mapping.

Mapping is an internet fandom based on an animated, cartographic representation of historical, fictional or future events.[1] People who create mapping content are self-dubbed mappers. Mapping content is shared on video platforms, such as YouTube, and its style sometimes involves countryballs, especially on fictional mapping. Mapping can also be seen with text and blank maps.

A section of the screen is usually set off to give information. On fictional mapping, it would revolve around a country, such as its official name and flag, and also has dialogue between interacting entities; while on videomapping it normally details sides of a military conflict and occurrences during events. Videos often contain music and other animation to increase the entertainment.

Mapping as a topic has many wikis about it, such as The Mapping Wiki,[2] TheFutureOfEuropes Wiki[3] and more.

It should be noted that mapping is not exclusive to YouTube, as many smaller platforms have got mapping communities of their own, including but not limited to: Amino, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Scratch and formerly Google+. However, this book focuses on YouTube as it houses by far the most mapping and mappers.

Table of ContentsEdit

What is Mapping, Anyway?Edit

The History of MappingEdit

Early MervueMeringue EraEdit

Late MervueMeringue EraEdit

Disorganized EraEdit

Rennaisance EraEdit

Independent EraEdit

First Recession EraEdit

First Peaceful EraEdit

Era of WarfareEdit

UPMU Era(AKA Second Peaceful Era)Edit

GMA Era(AKA Great Peaceful Era)Edit

(Fall of the)QMU EraEdit

The Tension EraEdit

Second Recession EraEdit

Great Cold War EraEdit

Summer Cultural EraEdit

Autumn Cultural EraEdit

Third Recession-Peaceful EraEdit

Rising Conflicts EraEdit

Second Cultural EraEdit

Fourth Recession EraEdit

Alt Recession EraEdit

Autumn Map Game EraEdit

Romanian EraEdit

Spring Map Game EraEdit

Spring Recession EraEdit

Summer Map Game EraEdit

Month PagesEdit


October 2012Edit
November 2012Edit
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January 2013Edit
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November 2013Edit
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January 2014Edit
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November 2014Edit
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January 2015Edit
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October 2015Edit
November 2015Edit
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January 2016Edit
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November 2016Edit
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January 2017Edit
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October 2017Edit
November 2017Edit
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January 2018Edit
February 2018Edit
March 2018Edit
April 2018Edit
May 2018Edit



How To Be a MapperEdit

Mapping RepresentationsEdit

Fictional MappingEdit
Edge Mapping (Eradiate)Edit
Storyline Mapping (VoidViper)Edit
Visual Mapping (Japanese Mapping)Edit
2015-Style Mapping (LV)Edit

Mapping ToolsEdit

Map & Story ToolsEdit
Adobe PhotoshopEdit
Postproduction Tools(i.e. putting slides together and music)Edit
Windows Movie MakerEdit
Final Cut ProEdit
Adobe Premiere ProEdit

Mapping WalkthroughEdit

Creating a MapEdit

Adding the Country NamesEdit

Making the TextboxEdit

Creating Your First SlideEdit

Wars: The Life of MappingEdit

Recap So FarEdit

Putting the Slides TogetherEdit

Adding the MusicEdit

Choosing Your Channel NameEdit

Publishing Your VideoEdit