Designing a Topo Themed Map with Mapbox Studio

I’ve been interested in trying out Mapbox Studio for a while, so I thought I’d have a go creating a custom basemap myself styled like the Topo maps made by Land Information NZ. Despite some of the limitations of OpenStreetMap data that Mapbox uses as their...
7 Day Cartography Challenge: A Recap

7 Day Cartography Challenge: A Recap

A little while ago, I set myself a challenge of creating seven maps over the period of a week, posting a new map each day on my Facebook and Twitter. It was challenging to complete each resulting map within the short space of a day, but were well worth the positive...
New postcards have arrived!

New postcards have arrived!

A new package full of Map Kiwi designed postcards has arrived, including a recent design which look great! Below is the colourful Christchurch Property Map, now in postcard form. The iconic New Zealand Metro Map, in postcard form:   Both of these postcards are now in...

Colourful Property Boundary City Maps

A colleague recently shared with me this map of the US counties that was surprisingly colourful and intricate. I thought I'd have a go at making a similar map for Christchurch and Wellington, this time taking property parcel boundaries from Land Information New...

Christmas discounts on The Map Kiwi Store!

What a year it's been, and it seems that Christmas is already upon us. To celebrate the holiday season, a number of products on The Map Kiwi Store are being discounted for the next 6 days (December 11th - 16th)! Remember to order soon if you want it to arrive before...

A new typography map and a new store!

Some exciting news - the New Zealand Metro Maps are now for sale right here on my own site! I've just launched the Map Kiwi Store, where you can get poster prints of not only the New Zealand Metro map, but other maps such as the Highways of Australia Metro map and my...

The Great New Zealand Road Trip – Story Map

  For the New Zealand Esri User Conference Story Map competition, I created a story map that takes you on a tourist sightseeing tour along New Zealand’s State Highway 1 from Cape Reinga to Bluff, highlighting the points of interest along the way. You can check...

Blog Update – August 2016

Hey guys, a few personal updates from me. I will be giving talks at the GeoCart Cartography conference in Wellington at the end of August! I’ll be talking about creating the State Highway Metro Maps, procrastination mapping and my experiences as a student...

Highways of Australia Metro Map

A decidedly non-kiwi map that goes against the name of this blog, but I’ll allow it! Following the great feedback I received for my New Zealand State Highway Metro Maps, here’s an Australian highway rendition in the same style of the London Underground. A...