Map Design is the process cartographers go through to add purpose to a map. This includes planning the structure and layout of the map in question; the data it represents and the most visually effective manner of displaying so its easily understood by the reader.
Lovell Johns, with over 50 years of experience, is a leading map design company in the UK and well placed to offer you expert map design services in illustrative, artistic, promotional and many more types of design.
Get started by identifying the type of design you're after from the list below. And don't forget we're just a phone call away, so whatever stage you are at, we'll be able offer you our expertise.
Illustrated map design can help to convey a sense of a specific identity, using non-scale illustrations and icons to encourage visitor interest and help with orientation and navigation.
Promotional mapping is used effectively by brands and organisations to reinforce their identity and convey a distinct marketing message.
Artistic Maps or stylised map design tends to be more fun and creative than traditional reference maps, with our expert cartographers combining cartographic design with artistic flair.
We produce clear and informative Cycle Maps in the form of printed leaflets, PDF downloads and intuitive online maps , supporting sustainable transport initiatives across the country.
Site plans and Campus Maps
From simple site plans or building layouts to large complex multi-use campus maps, we consult on and design a wide variety of site maps including many for Universities, Colleges and Schools.
What are the elements that go into map design?
Visual layout design, typography, signs and symbology, data management and geographic data representation are all elements that play a vital role in designing maps.
The map design process and elements used can differ, i.e. whether the map in question is required to be artistic or more traditional, illustrative, or informative. Effective map design combines elements effectively to convey a required message through the use of distinct colours and tones.