Terrain Maps

Jul 2018

Renditions of New Zealand’s dynamic landscape, often taking inspiration from historical maps. Map designs include Banks Peninsula, Wellington Harbour and D’Urville Island.
New Zealand is the home of some very interesting and varied terrain, which makes for some really cool maps. My topographic maps make use of contour lines, coastlines and lake datasets to create a line based representations of interesting physical landscapes, with a focus on labelling nautical features such as bays and islands in the style of early historical maps.

Across all of these maps, they gave me a chance to try out different cartographic techniques to experiment and learn about such as water lines and labelling best practices. The resulting maps reveal intriguing and beautiful patterns in the landscape, created out of curiosity.

Some of the maps here were made as gifts that were well received by friends and family. Interested in a custom map of your own? Let me know! I might be able to help.

Data: Land Information New Zealand

Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
D’Urville Island, Marlborough Sounds
Wellington Harbour, North Island (part of larger map)