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October 6, 2016
Shared Voices 2016
Shared Voices 2016

For the 2016 edition of Shared Voices magazine, which is the annual newsletter and annual report of the University of the Arctic, Hugo Ahlenius prepared an updated map of University of the Arctic members across the circumpolar Arctic, using ArcMap and Adobe Illustrator based on data supplied by the University of the Arctic secretariat.

September 27, 2016
OCHA situation map templates
OCHA situation map templates

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates emergency responses to war and natural disasters. A set of map templates had been prepared for situation maps, and Nordpil was tasked with implementing these as a series of ArcGIS/ArcMap map layout templates.

Tags: map, template, arcgis, arcmap, ocha, un, gis, diasters, war, natural disasters, refugees
December 9, 2015
Polar Research Portal
Polarportal 2015

The Polar Research Portal is a new interactive map presenting Swedish polar research and expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. Nordpil worked with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in preparing the background maps and implementing the interactive map interface.

Tags: polar, arctic, antarctica, research, polar research, Sweden, Swedish research, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, mapbox, tilemill, javascript, leaflet, openlayers, natural earth
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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