Custom Publishing


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 130+ 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.

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 

Sample Custom Print Maps

Crown of the Continent Geotourism Mapguide

Greater Yellowstone Geotourism Mapguide

Guatemala Geotourism Mapguide

Switzerland Tourism Map

LandScope America: U.S. Conservation Map

Colorado River Basin: Lifeline for an Arid Land

Ocean Life: Census of Marine Life

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 should contact us.