Maproom News & Blog

Using Google Maps or Mapbox: a comparison for building interactive maps

At Maproom we are always trying out different map systems to see if we can harness any digital mapping innovations in our own products and services. An online mapping system called Mapbox has been a rival to Google Maps for some years, though it it still barely known outside the mapmaking/geocoding community. We decided to […]

Only In Edinburgh – beautiful and erudite new travel guide using Maproom maps

Maproom’s parent company, Thameside Media, is closely associated with illustrated travel guides, having produced dozens of travel guides for different publishers over the years, including Eyewitness Japan, Blue Guide India, Real City Barcelona and Top 10 Algarve. This is why we were especially delighted and only too pleased to oblige when Duncan J.D. Smith, knowledgeable author […]

Animated map of EU Countries, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Single Market and Hard Brexit

  As a demo of what you can do with our base map of EU countries, we’ve created an animated map gif showing the current EU countries (2016-2017) layered with countries in the Eurozone, countries in the Schengen area, countries in the European Single Market and, finally, the European Single Market as it will look […]

The surprising story of Thomas Hardy in Surbiton

When moving premises in the autumn of 2015, the owners of Maproom at Thameside Media researched the history of the building that was going to be our new base – a well-preserved 140-year-old four-storey Victorian townhouse on the Hook Road in Surbiton. We had noted that the old house is called Hardy’s Villa on the Land Registry, […]

About our maps

Welcome to Maproom!

We sell accurate, editable map bases for websites, brochures, books, magazines and apps. Our royalty-free terms allow you to use a map for commercial purposes without any limit on print run or page views.

Our maps are supplied in “vector” formats, meaning they have live paths and anchor points allowing you to edit the shape, colour and size of all elements on the map. You can scale your map up or down according to your needs while the image stays sharp. See How to Customise.

Even if you have never made a map before, you can easily tailor any Maproom map to your own requirements. And for professional cartographers and designers they make a brilliant starting point for advanced customisation, saving days of work.

Maproom also offers interactive, animated maps, which can be built to your specifications and embedded on your website or app.

London Docklands map vector