We are about to sell our millionth map jigsaw

Map Jigsaws Map Marketing was established in London, England in 1979. Having successfully created a market for personalized wall maps, by 2003 the company found that the marketplace was becoming increasingly competitive.  Satellite navigation systems and Google Maps were on the horizon and as a small British company, Map Marketing was looking for a way…

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Duo Century Maps – Using Modern Technology to Display the Past

Up until recent times, maps were only available in paper format. Sheet after sheet painstakingly drawn and etched by the traditional cartographic processes making each tile created very labour intensive. The intricacy of these historical maps often reflected the cartographer’s unique style and could therefore almost be considered works of art, they are certainly very…

Thematic Mapping – See Data Differently

In the previous post you have seen a parliamentary constituencies map made by my colleague Calum. He did a good job, don’t you think? Today I would like to share with you another parliamentary constituencies map from a different perspective. Calum’s map prioritises the geography of the UK as we know it. But the geography…

Is it Science or is it Art?

Aerial Photography has been used for many things over the years from maps, to research and now art. As many of our customers will know our range of aerial photographs are there to interest those who like statement pieces or quirky items around the home. Map Marketing’s aerial photography supplier, Digital Globe, has caught the…

A Quick Fire History of Maps

Maps can be traced back over 5000 years, being an incredible tool not only for those following the directions but for keeping records for those making the maps. A cartographer is a specialist that draws and creates maps adhering to mathematical rules to ensure every aspect is exact. The first maps thousands of years ago…

Why Map Geeks Love Maps

There are a whole group of people out there (including us) that just can’t get enough of maps. There’s something quite mesmerising about seeing information in picture form that has us examining maps for hours. For those that don’t understand the passion behind this map addiction, here are a few reasons why maps are so…