Mapping diseases – then and now

It goes without saying that with a rise in technological advancements and shared data, it bears reflection that mapping has come a long way. We thought it might be interesting to take one specific example of mapping diseases in a historic context and see how it might apply to a more modern setting, with the … Read more

Drawing the line – a selection of map-making challenges

We thought it might be interesting to take a look at a few events that have recently been in the news, that may have implications for map makers and cartographers alike. In October 2018, it was announced that official bodies must show the position of the Shetland Islands in their correct geographic location on maps of the UK. The … Read more

How the European Union grew over time

As Brexit is now on the horizon in March 2019 and debates are currently under way in Parliament on how to exit the European Union, we thought we might look at how we got here, from a geographic point of view. The EU has increased in size by new countries that have joined in the last … Read more

The Variety of Mapping Solutions sought by Publishers

A publisher can be defined as ‘a company or person that prepares and issues books, journals, or music for sale’. As cartographers, we talk to publishers every day as they seek our specialist skills in map making, from including one or two maps in a specific chapter through to requiring hundreds of consistently presented map … Read more

5 production processes in map-making that are no longer in use

The process of map-making has changed hugely in the last 50 years and many original skills are now obsolete. However, it is always interesting to look back to the ‘good old days’ and see how a drawing office would operate before we were all sat at computers. This blog explores five items that are now … Read more