Maproom News & Blog

Displaying Shetland in a box on maps is now banned by law on official documents. Seriously.

Today a new law brought by the Islands (Scotland) Bill has come into force to ban public bodies from using maps that display Shetland in a box rather than in its natural geographic position 150 miles north of the Scottish mainland.  The BBC article about the law, instigated by Islands Lib Dem MSP Tavish Scott and supported by many who live on the Shetland Islands, uses a version of Maproom's Outline Map of Scotland to illustrate the news item. Now, whilst we are delighted to ... Read more

Our London base map used in BBC drama Bodyguard

Maproom has signed a number of release forms for TV production companies in recent years, and we were pleased to spot our London Street Map being used to good effect in the new BBC series Bodyguard last night.  Our map appears in a scene in which actor Gina McKee, playing Commander Anne Sampson of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, has a team tracking a terrorist cell online whilst police race through South London to try to stop the terrorists reaching a ... Read more

Maps for travel guide to islands in the River Thames

Carl Goes London Islands cover Maproom recently had the pleasure of providing map bases for a delightful new travel guide in the creative and distinctive Carl Goes series. The book, called Carl Goes London Islands, tells stories of the islands and islanders of the River Thames. With Maproom's parent company being Thameside Media, the River Thames is close to our studio literally and in our hearts. Not only that, we also have a special interest in travel guides, having published many ... Read more

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 maps, which can be built to your specifications and embedded on your website or app.

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