That’s (almost) a wrap on 2022!

Wow, what a busy year! Seems like there was a lot of pent up demand for maps. I worked on almost 50 custom projects this year: maps for books (sometimes single maps, but more often a series of maps)

greyscale map of north Liverpool circa 1910 for book by David Ebsworth
greyscale map of south Liverpool circa 1910 for book by David Ebsworth
greyscale map of Innu and Mi’kmaw locations in eastern Canada
greyscale map of central England for book by Jon Mee
greyscale map of late Roman Empire for book by Kathleen Fraser

for visitor guides and wayfinding signs

street map of Portage La Prairie for visitor kiosk
map of Gibraltar showing major attractions, facilities, and paths in the nature reserve

brochure maps and marketing materials for businesses

map showing location of Kayak Shack in Kemah, Texas; bright blue water, bright green land, roads in white and labelled in black; three paddling routes coloured by route, with name and distance in text boxes next to the routes; restaurants and landmarks plotted and numbered and listed in a legend in upper right; Kayak Shack logo on lower right; Avenza Maps QR code in lower left
full colour map showing terrain and trail riding routes, campsites, facilities, for South Algonquin Trails in Ontario
map of Waterloo, Wellington, and Perth counties showing gin distilleries along the Craft Gin Trail in Ontario; shows highways and major roads on a watercolour-look background

and a few unique projects like maps for a documentary and souvenir maps for gifts

terrain map of southern British Columbia, showing Sinixt territory in yellow
terrain map of southern British Columbia showing Okanagan territory in purple

Some networking events have started up again, but I don’t attend as many as I used to. I look forward to the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce peer group meetings every month, and recently attended the holiday BA5 meetup. I still mask everywhere indoors, so eating and drinking at events is a bit of a challenge 🙂

I’ve been working full steam since last fall, with a few days off in August, so I will enjoy a well-earned rest over the holidays.

Some of my current projects are for visitor guides and tourism assets for a few municipalities, a wall map of projects for a developer, a city map, and a multi-map book project. I’ll wrap up what I can before the holidays, but will continue in January.

And I’ll continue to add more products to my shop, although I hope to take it in a different direction. When/if I do, I’ll be sure to post about it!

It will be a busy start to the year – it’s a good thing I love making maps!

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