We make maps. Sometimes we write about making maps. You can find that writing here.
The window that Google Earth provides into our world is mind-blowing and the imagery is fantastic. But the very thing that makes it so amazing - that you can look anywhere in the world in great detail on demand - is a design constraint that leaves room for improvement when the goal is to display a large format image on the wall.
To make the world's most detailed print maps, we only make maps when our data resolution exceeds that of our printed resolution and we print our maps using the highest resolution mediums available.
If you've got a sharp eye and a knack for details, you might have noticed the sun coming from an unrealistic angle in most shaded relief maps: the north. In this article we explain why.