The Arctic and Antarctica & World Plate Tectonics
Two maps produced by Merritt Cartographic have been used by TASCHEN in their book on infographics, Understanding the World - The Atlas of Infographics. These maps, The Arctic and Antarctica and World Plate Tectonics, form a part of this collaborative atlas of information graphics.
Further information regarding 'Understanding the World - The Atlas of Infographics' can be found here.
Merritt Cartographic produces digital, graphically rich maps for the purposes of illustration, education and the display of thematic information.
Maps for Children
Merritt Cartographic creates maps for the younger reader. Employing bright and colourful designs, these maps are tailored to suit the needs of children as they learn about the world.
Merritt Cartographic designs interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications. Using custom styles and dynamic features, we create maps that visualise your information.
Featured Map - Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt - Sites and Settlements of the Dynastic Period, has been selected for inclusion in the latest edition of the North American Cartographic Information Society's (NACIS) Atlas of Design. This edition is, according to the publisher, "dedicated to showing off some of the world's most beautiful and intriguing cartographic design."
I am delighted, therefore, that this map, along with a short commentary describing the design process, has been considered worthy of inclusion amongst a collection of 32 maps from contributors located around the world. Many of these maps have been produced by cartographers whose previous work and knowledge has provided me with a great deal of inspiration to further develop my own abilities.
This map details the key settlements of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Also shown are many of the important Ancient Egyptian sites and temples that remain today. The various capitals are highlighted on the map in addition to the locations of the natural resources and minerals exploited by the Ancient Egyptians.
The Atlas of Design can be purchased here.
Ancient Egypt - Sites and Settlements of the Dynastic Period is available in poster form and can be purchased in our shop.
Merritt Cartographic can provide detailed and varied graphic products and illustrations to assist you in meeting the objectives for your publication.
Purchase posters of some of Merritt Cartographic's most popular maps from this store. These custom designed map posters are ideal for direct display or framing.
For more information regarding our services and how they apply to your project, or for more information in general, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Featured Map - Dr. John Snow's Cholera map (1854)
Dr. John Snow created a map of Soho, in central London, to illustrate how the cholera outbreak of 1854 was centred around the water pump in Broad Street. By plotting the locations of those who contracted cholera on a map, Dr. Snow was able to demonstrate the significance of the Broad Street water pump to the outbreak. The strength of his map and other statistical studies was enough to convince the council to disable the water pump in Broad Street. For many, Snow's work at this time is considered to be one of the most significant early examples of epidemiology.
The map here is a recreation of Dr. John Snow's original for use in a children's book covering the subject.
By using two contrasting colours, a strong red on a neutral background, it is possible to quickly see the distribution of cholera cases. It is also evident to see how strong Dr. Snow's argument would have been in terms of the connection between the Broad Street pump and the cholera outbreak.