In the following thesis we will introduce the creation of a dynamic map of the town of Mengeš. The aim of this map is to show an animated cartographic visual presentation of the town s population and the settlement enlargement throughout different time eras. The map with its dynamic qualities is a simple way to introduce the spreading of a population as well as spatial planning within a settlement. In the first part of the thesis the meaning and role of maps in spatial planning is described. In the theoretical section of the thesis, various types of cartographic animations and their applications are presented. In the section dealing with practical implications we have focused on the history of the settlement as well as defining the area, scale and the display of content on the above mentioned map. Further on we have presented the vision of spatial planning as described in the Municipal Spatial Plan (Občinski prostorski načrt - OPN) for the municipality of Mengeš. A detailed description of the acquisition of sources and the making of six maps showing the settlement in various time eras is presented there. With the help of suitable programming software we were able to link these maps together into an animation, the making of which is described in the final part of this paper.