Nordpil.com - custom maps and visual communication
- September 27, 2016
- 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.
- December 9, 2015
- Polar Research Portal
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.
- December 1, 2015
- 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.
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.
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.
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.