Tag Archives: Maps

How to read a map? The art of navigation and topo maps


Technology has brought advancement in many aspects of our life, so much so that some skills have been completely replaced by advanced technology. Map reading skills have been replaced by GPS and google maps. However, these skills are still very important because they fill in where GPS and Google maps have failed; for instance when […]

Are Maps of the World Accurate?

When it comes to maps, it’s probably safe to assume that we’re pretty big fans. In short, we think they’re great. They help us to understand the world around us. They help us plan, travel, explore, and connect with new people, places, and adventures. However, is it best to immediately assume that they are always […]

The Complicated Nature of Map Copyright

Whether you’re well-versed in law or you’re only casually aware of its existence, you probably understand that copyright law is a complex creature. The different areas it covers is vast, the allowances for use are particular, and there’s still plenty that seems up in the air regardless of the law’s comprehensiveness. Maps are one of […]

Top Ten Travel Safety Tips You Should Know

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie with a serious case of wanderlust, it’s easy to give into the moment and throw caution to the wind. It may feel great at first, but you’ll probably come back down to earth fast when things inevitably go south. It’s better to avoid this altogether and this […]

How to Create a Watercolor Map with a Clipping Mask in Illustrator

Maps have many purposes. One of the main reasons people come looking for a map is to decorate a space. People want something to represent their travels, show them the world or simply bring some color into their lives. Graphic design is a very crucial part of the map-making process. We work with color, graphics, […]