Central London Explorer Map

An interactive tourist and visitor map highlighting central London's main attractions, including museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas, points of interest and more.

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Merritt Cartographic - Welcome

Merritt Cartographic is an independent mapping and cartography company. We help you by producing bespoke cartographic products and custom designed interactive maps and illustrations. Our aim is to map your data in a way which is both informative and engaging. As a mapping company supplying cartographic products to businesses, charities and organisations in the public sector, Merritt Cartographic understands the importance of your design brief when producing maps for books and magazines, for use on public display panels and signposts and for deployment in interactive applications and websites. Please get in touch today to discover how the cartography and map-making services offered by Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project.

A map of Great Britain highlighting the locations of Best Western® hotels.

Case Study: Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Merritt Cartographic has produced two maps for Best Western® Hotels & Resorts - Great Britain for use in a recent promotional brochure. These maps highlight the locations of all the Best Western® hotels in Great Britain.

Best Western® had been using previous versions of these maps (produced by a different supplier) in their brochures for several years. However, as their brand guidelines had changed over time and their roster of hotels had grown since the earlier maps were created, they needed a series of updated maps for use in their latest brochure. Merritt Cartographic was asked to create a new, visually appealing, design for these maps, which maintained this company's corporate identity.

Further information regarding Merritt Cartographic's work on this project can be found here.

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Merritt Cartographic produces digital, graphically rich maps for the purposes of illustration, education and the display of thematic information.

Maps for Children

Merritt Cartographic creates maps for the younger reader. Employing bright and colourful designs, these maps are tailored to suit the needs of children as they learn about the world.

Interactive Maps

Merritt Cartographic designs interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications. Using custom styles and dynamic features, we create maps that visualise your information.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture floor plans produced by Merritt Cartographic.

Case Study: National Museum of African American History & Culture floor plans

Merritt Cartographic has recently produced a series of graphics for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. This is a new museum, opened in 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. These plans were produced for a guidebook of the museum and help readers to navigate across eight floors of public galleries.

These graphics have been created with reference to accurate architectural plans and are drawn to scale. It was decided that a few key 'landmark' objects and displays should be visualised with small yet detailed illustrations. This provides guidebook readers and visitors to the museum with reference points as they travel around the building. Pictorial icons have also been included to identify public facilities and access points.

Merritt Cartographic produces detailed graphics and illustrations for a full range of applications and purposes.


Merritt Cartographic can provide detailed and varied graphic products and illustrations to assist you in meeting the objectives for your publication.


Purchase posters of some of Merritt Cartographic's most popular maps from this store. These custom designed map posters are ideal for direct display or framing.


For more information regarding our services and how they apply to your project, or for more information in general, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ancient Egypt Map

NACIS Atlas of Design

Ancient Egypt - Sites and Settlements of the Dynastic Period, is included in the 2nd edition of the North American Cartographic Information Society's (NACIS) Atlas of Design. This edition is, according to the publisher, "dedicated to showing off some of the world's most beautiful and intriguing cartographic design."

I was delighted, therefore, that this map, along with a short commentary describing the design process, was considered worthy of inclusion amongst a collection of 32 maps from contributors located around the world. Many of these maps have been produced by cartographers whose previous work and knowledge has provided me with a great deal of inspiration to further develop my own abilities.

This map details the key settlements of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Also shown are many of the important Ancient Egyptian sites and temples that remain today. The various capitals are highlighted on the map in addition to the locations of the natural resources and minerals exploited by the Ancient Egyptians.

The Atlas of Design can be purchased here.

Ancient Egypt - Sites and Settlements of the Dynastic Period is available in poster form and can be purchased in our shop.

Ed Merritt
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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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