Covent Garden was originally a Convent with the ‘Garden’ being a farm tended by monks. They had two fields, the short acre and the other the Long Acre from whence the street name came from.
Custom Mapping Styles and Example
Welcome to our map gallery, we show hereunder examples of our work and a variation of styles. Simply click on an example to view an enlarged image with narrative.
Map style is an important consideration when deciding what suits your needs and best reflects the town’s or area’s assets. Fundamentally we offer five styles but each is open to client design variations. Having specialised for over thirty years we are now considered experts in the creation of town centre maps and street mapping, so much so that one client remarked “You have answered questions I didn’t know existed.”
3D Modern Map Style
Our flagship design is drawn on an axonometric plane commonly known as 3D. The advantage of 3D mapping is that it crosses all language barriers and therefore ideal for tourist and visitors. London’s Metropolitan Police commended our Covent Garden map for “detail, accuracy and ease of interpretation”.
3D Classic Map Style
All the Modern style attributes but with the relaxed charm of hand illustration. Our London version of the map covering from Hyde Park to St Catherine’s Dock is available for cropping and customisation. The Arup Engineering version in the Silvermaze Maps Customised section is a typical example.
2D Flat Map style
The advantage of this style is that it can cover a wide area in a relatively small space. We do hold in this style an extensive library of city maps, town maps, street maps and country maps which can be modied to suit your requirements.
2D & 3D Combination Map style
An increasingly popular style that enables a large area to be accommodated as with 2D but buildings or areas within the map can be highlighted in 3D. An advantage is that the buildings can be twisted to show the best aspect.
On occasions client requirements do not fit any of our normal styles and we relished the challenge of coming up with something just a little different.
Silvermaze Maps Customised
We have a number of London maps in different styles that customers have asked us to customise to suit a particular application. A few of these are illustrated in our Gallery.