Travel Guide Cartography

The project consists of 37 maps for a trip based travel guide to the Black Forest in Germany (4 similar books to follow):

1 General Map depicting all 5 Trips

5 Trip Maps

28 Day Trip Maps (5+6+8+5+4)

2 City Walking Tours

1 Attractions map

Cartography Style

The maps should be used as guidance to driving the Trips. They do not have to include all roads in a covered territory, but have to include all the roads used in a Trip. Level of road network depicted shall be discussed, in order to balance between usability/professional look and budget.

Background (shading, relief) - we assume it won’t be needed.

Maps should include the following (preliminary list): Rivers, Boundaries, Coasts, Lakes, Roads, Road numbers.

Software and formats

Maps should be supplied as Illustrator files. If you intend to start the work with GIS software, please elaborate on the process.

Types of maps:

General Map

Should enable readers to distinguish between the Trips at a quick glance. A difficult job, since many of the POIs are included in several Trips. Each Trip shall be depicted with the Trip's Leading Color (see Color Scheme). Should be prepared after the Trip Maps since it will be a combination of them all.

Size: Full page

Trip Maps

Should enable readers to get a visual image of the trip and distinguish between the days at a quick glance. Each day shall be depicted with a different member of the Trip's Color Family (see Color Scheme).

Size: Full page (see Map Sizes)

Day Trip Maps

Should enable readers to get a visual image of their day's trip, including all the day's POIs. Should include road numbers to enable navigation. The Day's Trip shall be depicted with the day's Family Member Color (see Color Scheme).

Size: either horizontal maps (2 columns) or vertical maps (one column). Usually 1/4 to 1/2 of a page.

Additional information: A Day Trip map will usually include all the day's driving. However, if the day starts or ends at a remote location, and including it would dramatically affect the map scale (making it hard to see the day's POIs), it is possible to leave out the start/end POI and show it's direction and distance from the map border (see for example Stuttgart in Plan 4 Day 5).

City Walking Tours

A detailed walking tour in a city. Should enable readers to take the Walking Tour without using a separate city map. Thus, should include all street names used in the Walking Tour and all POIs visited.

Size: as required. Up to a full page.

Attractions map

Showing all the attraction on one map. Each attraction shall appear as a numbered bullet.

Color Scheme

We have defined 5 Color Families to be used with each of the five TRIPS.

See an image of the Color Families here:

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Please note:

this is not a final verified version

the 5 Color Families to be used in cartography are the top 5

Each Family has a Leading Color (marked "1") that would represent the Trip in the General Map.

Each day of a Trip would be depicted with one Family Member Color (marked "1", "2", "3", "4", "5"). If a Trip includes more than 5 days, the colors would be reused. i.e day 1 and day 6 would be depicted with the same color.

Map sizes

Full page - 106 mm (width) * 185 mm (height)

Vertical (one column) map - 51 mm * up to 185 mm

Horizontal (two column) map - 106 mm * up to 185 mm


We’ve already published Trip based guides the the US and have included maps that are somewhat similar to the maps of this project (they don’t follow the colour scheme though). We expect the Black Forest maps to be better than those samples:

General map depicting 4 trips

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Trip Map

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Day Trip Map

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Links to all maps in Google maps will be supplied

Skills: Cartography & Maps

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