For many years now, I’ve wanted a map of my Chennai on my wall. At least since the first time I saw an old, ageing 1900s map of the city on the walls of the institute where I did my undergrad. In some sense, I wanted to snapshot in time of the city that i call home – a memoir of that special place on the world map.
The Latvia-based Mapping startup GrafoMap, uses OSM data to turn that wish into a reality. Its something really really simple yet so profoundly awesome to look at! I decided to take the bait and decided to design a map of Chennai with GrafoMap and how does it look in the end? It’s really beautiful! The picture (below) doesn’t really do justice to the beauty of the simplistic design.
GrafoMap is merging technology with art to create beautiful, high-quality art prints, made to order. It uses Open Street Maps to render geolocation data and Mapbox to apply beautiful design filters on top of it. We have finetuned everything so that the print would look exactly like a preview on screen. Now users can create an artistic map print of any city or town in the world to hang on their walls and enjoy for years. – Richards Piks, Co-Founder, GrafoMap
You have the whole world and 4 mapping designs to choose from. After I ordered my map, they’ve added one more additional size and a new fully framed map as well. Nice!
Oh and one more thing, GrafoMap will be giving away maps as part of the 5 years of Geoawesomeness celebrations 🙂 So stay tuned 😉 If you already want to get your own map, just send us a message and we’ll put you in touch with the team behind GrafoMap 🙂