We are dedicated to creating the most accurate and user-friendly maps on the market. Our maps, based on satellite imagery and GIS data from several sources, ensure that information is up-to-date and complete. Our style fully
utliizes color and clear symbology.
Mapmakers since 1967, GLOBAL GRAPHICS was founded in California in 1982,
launching a product line which has grown to include all types of maps: detailed street maps, road maps, freeway maps, recreation, panoramic, topographic maps, and handy pocket-sized guidebooks utilizing maps.
Global Graphics' founder's experience goes back to 1962. Like many
European cartographers, training is basically as a civil engineer with a specialty in cartography. Global Graphics maps are made by European cartographic specialists who are serious about detail.
Many people ask "how are maps made?" Generally speaking, the initial
process involves aerial survey. In previous years, this was done by small planes flying over the land and photographing areas of the terrain. These photos were compiled and "generalized", that is, roads, buldings, lakes, etc. were symbolized. Now most of this photogrammetry is done by satellite. For some projects, land surveys have been a traditional method of gathering data. All such data is compiled under the general heading "GIS" or geographic information systems.
We strive for accuracy and legibility, using color and symbology to make
our products the most user-friendly on the market. Our data is based on
several sources, including field research to ensure that they are up-to-date.
Our product line: all types of maps including detailed street maps, road
maps, freeway maps, recreation, panoramic, topographic, and "cartoon" maps. We also produce handy pocket-sized Guidebooks which include not only descriptions of the City's places of interest, but maps, photos, hotel, restaurant, museum, entertainment, weather information as well as suggested excursions in the surrounding areas.