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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
December 1, 2015
IAEA Fukushima technical report
IAEA Fukushima technical report

The technical report The Fukushima Daiichi Accident presents a comprehensive assessment of the nuclear disaster that followed the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil collaborated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in preparing maps and data management for the report.

Tags: iaea, nuclear, graphics, report, japan, accident, atomic, pollution, radiation, tsunami, earthquake, tohoku, fukushima
September 23, 2014
New database on tectonic plates
New database on tectonic plates

Nordpil is proud to announce the publication of the new Tectonic Plates GIS database. This collection of GIS data is now publicly available for download and integration in cartographic outputs and projects. The data is useful for geological applications, analysis and education, and should be easy to use in any modern GIS software application.

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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