What do the colors in the water mean?

The colors that go from light to dark represent the depth of the water in a meaningful way that helps us perceive depth. The USGS and NOAA have a series of color charts that have been adopted as part of the metadata used. From the cartography perspective, we like to...

Can you customize the map?

Sure, we do it all the time. Our maps are made from a cartographic perspective of a “presentation” piece. The top area includes a few parts of the legend that matter, like title and sub-title, scale, projection, nautical or regular miles as well as a...

In what environment can the maps be placed?

We recommend keeping them in a humidity controlled area within reason. Outdoor placement is not a good idea. The sun will also seriously fade the maps over time if they have direct exposure. UV coated windows help tremendously but be careful where you place...

Can the map be encased in glass?

With two to thirteen layers of wood glued together it’s important that the wood is allowed to “breathe”. In humid environments it will break down over time if there is little air access. When we hang one of the maps in a public place we use standoffs...