Quality Cartography Services
Outlook Maps prides ourselves on providing the most comprehensive and quality cartography (map designing) services available today.
Quality cartography work requires two, equally important facets: accuracy and style.
Attention to Accurate Cartography
In order to create accurate maps, a cartographer must 1. Have access to reliable sources of data, and 2. Be able to input and work with many layers of data to build a map.
1. Cartography Sources
The creation of accurate maps begins with accurate, reliable, and up-to-date data. Outlook maps uses only the most reliable data sources including:
- United States Census
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- NASA Landsat Satellite Imagery
- NASA Blue Marble Imagery
- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data
- Various United Nations Data
- ...and many many other sources
2. Cartography Software
Another important aspect of accurate cartography is being able to reliably access and use the data. Outlook Maps uses state-of-the-art mapping and geographic software to accurately assemble and layout all maps.
For proprietary reasons, we don't reveal specific software used.
Attention to Cartography Visual Styles
What really separates Outlook Maps apart from other map designers and publishers is our attention to artistic visual styles.
Our goal, quite simply, is to create the most beautiful maps in the world.
We know that in the age of GPS, mobile electronics, and digital maps that paper maps for navigation are seeing their last days.
That's why our company, from day one, has instead focused on creating stylish designs of maps that will look spectacular on display.
Graphic designers at heart, our cartography team is especially skilled at using vibrant colors, intense 3-D shading (known as "shaded relief"), artistic styles, and photo-imagery enhancement to take maps to a whole new visual level. Our maps will make an aesthetic centerpiece of your home or office decor.
Specific Cartographic Styles
For more information about the ways specific map styles were created, and to see the designs we currently have available, check out the following pages dedicated to specific cartographic styles:
- Colorful Political Maps
- Antique Styled Maps
- Physical Maps
- Colorful Topographic Maps
- Satellite Imagery Maps
- Cool Map Posters
Custom cartography is a core aspect of our business. We can make business maps, marketting materials, regional distrubution maps, personal or family maps, or any other custom cartography you request.
Visit our Custom Map Design page for more info about our custom cartography services
Questions about Our Cartography Practices
If you would like to learn more about our cartography, go ahead and contact us and we'd be happy to provide more information or answer any questions you might have.