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Maps Tell Your Story

Here at National Geographic, we’ve perfected the art of storytelling. Whether through a map or television program, in our magazines, or on the Web or mobile device, we work to tell incredible stories that inspire people to care about and explore their world. Cartography is vital to effective storytelling. Maps have a unique way of organizing and interpreting an incredible amount of information in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. Over the years, National Geographic Maps has expanded its scope to include custom projects produced with great partners. National Geographic’s custom maps have helped many organizations tell their stories through rich visuals, stunning cartography, and digital experiences. Our extensive range of print and digital mapping capabilities, along with a 125-year tradition and revered global brand, make National Geographic Maps an ideal storytelling partner.

Our Craft

Whether a map is used to promote tourism, to facilitate stewardship of historic and natural resources, or to highlight the locations where an organization is working around the world, National Geographic Maps offers a multi-platform solution utilizing custom print maps and digital, interactive, and mobile maps.

This multi-platform approach is exhibited in our work with tourism destinations around the world to develop interactive websites, mobile applications and printed maps. These MapGuides use input from local stakeholders and promote geotourism: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and well-being of its residents.

National Geographic Maps also offers a digital storytelling platform called GeoStories that allows organizations to embed place-based multimedia stories in websites and applications. The format combines dynamic maps, multimedia, and narrative to take viewers on tours of places and topics. GeoStories are authored through an intuitive content management system and publishing them is as easy as embedding a YouTube video. The platform provides an easy and affordable way to add an engaging interactive map and multimedia component to any website. 

Custom Publishing Services

  • Custom Branded "Premium" Versions of Existing National Geographic Maps and Atlases
  • Content Licensing for Product Development, Storytelling, Visual Aesthetic, Back-end
  • Full-Service Map Creation (Research, Design & Editorial Services)
  • Interactive Map Development (Web and Mobile)
  • Production Sourcing (Printing, Translation, and Customization)
  • Consulting 

Business Development Partnerships

As the world leader in mapping, National Geographic has worked with organizations worldwide to develop unique software applications, location based content, and printed publications. We are eager to discuss your ideas and collaborate on ways to bring new innovative products to market, with or without the National Geographic brand.

Organizations interested in discussing their business development ideas should contact:

Kevin Allen
VP Production Services
Washington D.C., USA
+1-202-775-7830