Nordpil - custom maps and visual communication

September 17, 2014
Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013 Overview
AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview summarizes the results of a study featuring contributions from scientists from throughout the circumpolar north. The assessment examines how ocean acidification is affecting the Arctic seas, marine life and the peoples of the Arctic, and considers future impacts of ocean acidification. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil prepared maps, charts and diagrams for the report, and handled some of the data management for the scientific report.

September 2, 2014
UArctic Shared Voices magazine 2014
UArctic Shared Voices magazine 2014

For the 2014 edition of the Shared Voices magazine, the annual newsletter and annual report of the circumpolar network of the University of the Arctic (a circumpolar network of higher educational and research institutions), Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil prepared a set of maps and diagrams. The illustrations demonstrate the wide span of the network in a map showing its geographic distribution, as well as in a graphic on student exchanges around the Arctic.

August 19, 2014
Världens länder
Världens länder ("Countries of the world")

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.

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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