Cycling in the Netherlands - An overview map showing the routes contained within a cycling guidebook of the Netherlands

Cycling in the Netherlands

An overview map showing the routes contained within a cycling guidebook.

An example of one of the larger sacle route maps contained within the book, showing a section of the route through Amsterdam.

An example of one of the larger scale route maps contained within the book, showing a section of the route through Amsterdam.

An extract from another of the larger scale maps, highlighting a part of the route near Den Haag (The Hague).

An extract from another of the larger scale maps, highlighting a part of the route near Den Haag (The Hague).

Cycling in the Netherlands

Client: CycleCity Guides

This map is one of a large series of maps produced by Merritt Cartographic for inclusion in a guidebook, published by CycleCity Guides, focusing on a cycling tour of the Netherlands. This map shows an overview of the routes described in more detail throughout the remainder of the book. The maps highlighting the individual routes in greater detail were generated at street level scale and all the maps in the book were produced with data from the OpenStreetMap project.

A subtle colour scheme has been used on the background map, allowing the the routes themselves to be more easily identified. Being produced for the cyclist, this map also highlights the main rail network within the Netherlands. Topographical shading has been avoided so as not to distract attention away from the routes and other information.

A bright red was chosen as the colour to highlight the route. Perhaps an obvious choice, it would show up against the background map more successfully than any other colour. The numbers shown on the inset maps represent distances from the start of each route and also correspond to information given in the written text.

Data from the following sources were used in the compilation of this map: OpenStreetMap: Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006. Welcome to Merritt Cartographic's website portfolio.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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