We make custom maps.
A custom map is not a copy of another map. It’s designed to be your map: your area, your features, and your style.
We design maps to emphasize what’s unique about you, your business or your location.
Custom Maps & Graphics
Our custom maps and graphics are created for high-resolution, full-color printing. We will work with your printer to assure that what prints exceeds expectations.
Web & Apps
We create custom interactive maps that work on the web and mobile phones and tablets. Our web maps are output as HTML5 files to assure they play well on all mobile platforms.
Make It Unique
What is unique?
Many companies cut a map from another map and call it done.
We start from your needs and tailor the content and style to fit your location and purpose.
We definitely have a map style. But we’ll gladly toss it aside for something unique to you.
Unique means the colors and fonts complement your printed or web pages. We’ll create new symbols for new features you need mapped. And we’ll apply our professional graphic design so your map won’t look like every other map.
That makes it unique and yours.
How will we work with you?
We’ll start by making sure we know what you want.
Maybe you’ve seen another map you like. Maybe you need something fresh. Or maybe you just have a rough idea that we can help you develop.
We’ll listen. We’ll send you proofs along the way so there are no surprises at the end. We’ll bend over backwards to exceed your expectations.
Usually our clients tell us we do.
How we make a map
We start all maps with geographic (GIS) data. We get data from the most local source available. Usually cities and counties have current, accurate GIS data. So we’ll start there.
When the need arises, we’ll get creative and persistently locate new stuff. A new city playground, a new school, a new subdivision–we’ll find it and include it in your map.
But data is only the beginning. Strong graphic design is our strong suit.
Turns out a well-designed map will be your strong suit, too.
Our typical client is a city–a chamber of commerce or a CVB.
But we also produce maps for book and magazine publishers, attorneys, tourism bureaus, realtors, and corporations.
And now, some subtle name-dropping…
Chamber & City Clients
100+ Chambers & CVBs
Allen TX Chamber
Arlington VA CVB
Auburn AL TravelHost
Durham NC CVB
Fort Wayne IN Citilink
Frisco TX Chamber
Little Rock, AR
Sacramento CA CVB
Vestavia Hills AL Chamber/CVB
Winter Park, FL
Other Prominent Clients
Alabama Tourism Department
Arizona Office of Tourism
Clearwater FL Film Festival
Florida Citrus Bowl
Harry Abrams Books
Holt, Rinehart, Winston
Illinois Office of Tourism
National Geographic TV
Oregon State University Press
Yes, we have a blog.
Who doesn’t, right?
We cover some technical stuff (mostly about Adobe Illustrator) and some fun stuff (mostly about finding maps in weird places). We also cover some people who use the map as an artistic expression.