The best of 2014

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…or, what we’ve been working on over the past 12 months.

 

January

Croatia

In January we produced maps for a new client, Dalmation Destinations, a tour operator based in London who specialise in chartered boats trips in Croatia and Montenegro.

February

Basic CMYK

February saw more maps for a regular client, the Assura Group. This particular map was for a walk route around Blyth.

March

ATG 09 design template

More maps, 17 in total this time, for another regular client, Audley Travel, all based around south east Asia.

April

EUROPE_JIGSAW

In April a new client from Ireland asked us to create an A2 size map of Europe to be used for a jigsaw.

May

Trouville_Sandown

Much closer to home in May when we produced this map of Sandown for the Trouville Hotel.

June

IHM NEWPORT 2012 final KP

Another regular client, Island Holiday Media, came back to us in June for maps covering Cowes and the River Medina.

July

Print

We produced this map of Liverpool Walks for the History Press in July.

August

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In August we once again visited sunny Spain – well, Menorca to be more precise. Seamus and Sean take a dip in the hotel pool.

September

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This was one of two maps supplied to Priory Healthcare showing their locations around the UK.

October

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October, and another client who we’ve worked with over a number of years, Helpful Holidays. These were maps for their 2015 holiday brochure.

November

Capable_Travel

A new client, Capable Travel, wanted a 7 foot tall map of the UK for projection at a presentation they were doing.

December

CPM2 Region Template.ai

Another new client, this time On Foot Holidays, requested an initial 10 maps for their website followed by a further 14.

 

Loads more, literally hundreds, of samples of maps we’ve produced for clients can be found on our Pinterest boards

Have a good 2015!

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Location Maps – why do we need them?

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We’ve been in business since 1998 and, almost since Day 1, we’ve been producing location maps for businesses on a regular basis. The question though is why do businesses, and people in general, need location maps when it seems like just about everyone has a smart phone with access to Google Maps or similar apps?

Well, there’s obviously a need for them. We don’t produce location maps for fun, we produce them because people approach us and ask us (oh, and pay us to produce the map too, that’s important!).

I suppose a better question might be, why doesn’t Google Maps, or whoever, fulfil this requirement?

Perhaps it’s because it’s seen as a lazy way of interacting with a client who wants to visit your business location, office etc. Here’s our address, now go and look it up for yourself on the internet to find out how to get to us.

Also, if you are trying to contact potential clients through a print medium – a retail store advertising in a newspaper, for instance – you have to use a location map.

So, location maps do work and people need them, which probably explains why we’re still producing these types of maps even though Google has mapped (almost) the whole World.

The next question, having decided that it would be best if potential clients knew where to find your business, is ‘What kind of location map do I want?’

Well, there’s as many different styles of location map as there are businesses. Well, ok, not quite, but you get the general idea. You can have whatever size and style and colours you like. Everything from a map of the whole country showing your multiple locations…

Priory_Hospitals

To a map closely centred on your location, such as this one we produced for the St John’s Ambulance a few years ago…

Basic CMYK

You can also have direction to your offices, which helps if your location is a bit more difficult to find or where there is particular car parking areas to use, or one-way streets etc to navigate. All these can be shown on the map or on a panel next to it.

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Or, do you fancy more of a street map, showing the surrounding area, streets etc? This particular sample was for the Wrenwood Hotel in Boscombe, near Bournemouth. Invaluable for guests travelling to the hotel.

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And here’s another example. This one was produced for Audley Travel – one of our tour operator clients, situated at the end of the very picturesque New Mill Lane, just outside Witney in Oxfordshire. Audley use the location maps on their website.

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Walsh & Co, a firm of solicitors based in Cornwall, asked us to produce this map to highlight their location. Again, it’s also on their website.

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Closer to home – closer to our home, anyway – this black and white location map was created recently for the Trouville Hotel in Sandown, on the Isle of Wight…

Trouville Sandown

And even mapping companies need location maps too. This was ours when we had offices in Old Woking, Surrey…

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And, remember, it doesn’t have to be for a business. We get requests for location maps for weddings, village and town hall events, museums and galleries and just about everything else you can think of. If people need to find you, then you probably need a location map.

If you like any of our sample maps here and think you’d like something similar for your own business, then do contact us. We’re more than happy to give you free advice and a quote for your map. All we need to know is a rough idea of what style of map you want, any logos etc to be included and whether you want directions to your location. Oh, and the address would be handy too!

There’s more info about location maps on our website, or drop us an email info@pcgraphics.uk.com

 

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