International Mapping’s team of cartography experts has decades of experience designing and producing custom maps for textbooks that deliver geospatial data in an effective and engaging fashion.

Our team combines expertise in data visualization and graphic design with classic mapmaking technique. The result: Highly informative textbook maps  that communicate underlying data efficiently and beautifully.

Print & Interactive Textbook Map Design

The world of textbooks is no longer just about printed materials. Digital textbooks utilizing interactive maps, animations, videos and other next-generation tools are gaining increasing popularity – and for good reason. Regardless of the format, our team specializes in helping publishers and authors execute custom mapping projects that thrill readers and users and effectively communicate their message.

Need maps for a textbook? We’d love to help. Contact us or call 800-761-6944 to speak to one of our cartography specialists today.

Communicate essential geographic information. Make learning easier. Breathe new life into old material. Whatever is important to you, our custom cartography services can help you communicate it.

Our team of mapping specialists has worked with clients like National Geographic, the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution to create beautiful, functional maps that both inform and entertain. You can see examples from our portfolio on this page.

Our mapmaking and custom cartography process begins with client consultation and extensive research, utilizing GIS data and other source material. From there, we move on to artwork, 3-D modeling, design and data overlays before final production and printing. We specialize in:

  • Atlas and guidebook design
  • 2-D and 3-D geographic illustrations
  • Geospatial data visualization
  • Map exhibit and display design
  • Statistical mapping and analysis
  • Historical mapping
  • Land and maritime international boundaries
  • 3-D virtual terrain and point of view illustrations
  • Data conversion and manipulation

Need custom cartography services? We’d love to help. Contact us online or call (800) 761-6944 to learn what we can do for you.

Our GIS consulting services and custom GIS mapping team specializes in helping organizations turn data into actionable insights about transportation, logistics, international affairs, demographics, the environment and more.

International Mapping’s team is uniquely suited to help clients solve their most unique and vexing GIS challenges. To wit, we’re routinely called in by clients like NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, BP and international governments. Why?

  • We have decades of cartography, geospatial and geographic information systems experience, allowing us to combine modern technologies and data visualization techniques with time-tested mapmaking craftsmanship.
  • We’re flexible enough to build maps and geovisualizations in any format – print, animation, semi-interactive, fully interactive or any format you require.
  • Our in-house design team takes GIS projects to the next level, delivering beautiful, insightful visualizations that create maximum impact and understanding.

International Mapping’s GIS services include:

  • Statistical mapping and analysis
  • Geocoding
  • Data conversion and manipulation
  • Location analysis
  • Large-scale base map development
  • Geographic application development
  • Data and imagery acquisition and analysis
  • 3D terrain analysis
  • GIS database development for complex projects

What clients say about our GIS services

“International Mapping provides innovative GIS solutions that address the thorny challenges inherent in presenting geographical and other data-intensive information in a compelling and highly usable way. They understand that elegant, thoughtful design serves an enormously powerful role in conveying complex information in an elegant fashion. The team’s technical and design expertise is combined with consistently responsive customer service and a high degree of professionalism.”

– John Slavney (BP)

Need custom GIS services or GIS consulting? We’d love to help. Contact us online or call (800) 761-6944 to learn what we can do for you.

Tell us about your project

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Boundaries are our business

No cartography or GIS company in the world—public or private—has more boundary litigation consulting expertience than International Mapping. Members of our staff have been serving as international boundary consultants since 1979. Whether you’re looking to communicate a boundary position, evaluate an opposing claim, or better understand your maritime entitlements under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS-III), we can help. Recent cases include (represented client underlined):

  • Côte d’Ivoire/Ghana Maritime Boundary Dispute (ITLOS)
  • Philippines/China South China Sea Arbitration (PCA)
  • Peru/Chile Maritime Boundary Dispute (ICJ)
  • Bangladesh/India Maritime Boundary Dispute (PCA)

Complex mapping for a complex world

Since 2000, International Mapping has been serving the mapping needs of a diverse clientele. Over the years we have delivered every type of custom map imaginable. Behind each and every project is a talented team of award-winning cartographers who know how to incorporate subtle design features to accentuate the look and feel of a map. We pride ourselves in creating maps that are some of the best in the industry.

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Custom cartography you can rely on

While the experience we have in traditional media is unparalleled, we are constantly adapting to the demands of our clients and evolving technologies. Services we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Map, atlas and guidebook design and production
  • Textbook and educational maps and graphics
  • 2D and 3D map and geographic illustration creation
  • Interactive Maps
  • Complete GIS capabilities
  • Map exhibit and display design
  • 3D physical terrain model development
  • Statistical mapping and analysis

International Mapping is a full-service cartographic consulting firm that strives to communicate what’s important

To do that, we work closely with both public and private sector clients to truly understand what matters most to them. It’s a collaborative effort that combines the latest technological innovations in digital cartography with age-old mapmaking craftsmanship.

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