Nordpil

Nordpil.com - custom maps and visual communication

August 19, 2014
Världens länder

For an upcoming educational website, the Swedish online encyclopedia Nationalencyclopedin turned to Nordpil for the preparation of a collection of thematic maps. The website will feature information about countries and the world, and the world maps present a variety of themes related to the environment, sustainable development and global politics.

August 5, 2014
Swedish polar research portal
Swedish polar research portal

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is working on a new website and portal presenting its work. The main interface will be an interactive map interface. Nordpil was assigned the task of assembling a database of GIS data for the polar regions, including both the Arctic and Antarctica. From this database a background map was prepared using TileMill and MapBox.

July 23, 2014
Climate change maps for Globalis
Climate change maps for Globalis

Globalis, a map-based educational website by the Nordic UN associations, was recently updated with a new portal on climate change. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil acquired recent climate data for the site, adapted it and prepared map presentations using MapBox and TileMill for the interactive map on the website.

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Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

Nordpil, founded in 2008, is a Swedish-registered geographic services consultancy specializing in custom map design, including cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and the visual communication of scientific information and data through illustrations, charts and diagrams.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

It is a constant challenge to explain complex scientific and environmental issues, especially when illustrating relationships of space and time. Creating graphics that break through the noise and communicate the issues easily to viewers is difficult, even though our tools are very powerful. At Nordpil, we specialize in providing clear, powerful and attractive maps, charts and other graphics for print and the web. To help communicators, scientists and analysts improve their visual communication skills, we offer education and training packages.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

We have prepared geographic data and visual material that has been published in National Geographic, Nature and major newspapers. Reports from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and others have featured graphics prepared by Hugo Ahlenius, who also acted as graphics editor on some of these flagship reports. See the portfolio pages for examples. The illustrations address themes such as climate change, sustainable development, economics, poverty, the environment and many more.

Please contact Nordpil for more information, or use the form to request a quote on how your map, data and communication problems can be solved, with either freelance cartography and map design or training services.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil