Custom Parking Map
Menu Off the Map:
Custom Parking Map – For this years Palm Beach International Boat Show requirements were a little different for the parking map. This year the map was for web use only and this provided me with an opportunity to make a map that works that much better at just one thing. By moving the menu off of the image you can zoom and pan on the map without having to zoom back out to use the key.
It also makes the key indexable by search engines and that should help search engine optimization. The reader also gets the advantages of a regular HTML web page like being able to enlarge the text. This method also provides my clients the opportunity to apply their own website look and feel, and branding. It keeps me focused on the map and reduces risk I will muddy their brand identity with my own design decisions. You can see it here on my site or see how Informa has used it here.
I did something similar to this once before for the Sunset Harbour Yacht Club you can see on their site. They also had a strictly print version that included the key on the map. It’s great to be able to have multiple versions based on usage. If this map is received well perhaps there is ample justification for multiple versions of many of my maps including boat shows.
Different Kind of Look Using GeoData:
Aside from the menu you may also have noticed that this is more of a conventional street map than I usually create. This is the second map I’ve made using geodata to create a map in a more conventional cartographic fashion. The first was the Area Highlights Map I made for ORA Flagler Village Apartments. Maps with all of these streets and stuff require an outside source for information because just tracing it from somewhere is inefficient and usually inaccurate. The way I am doing this is efficient and accurate. I also put my own look and feel spin on it. I have every intention of also doing the same kind of work that I have always done in the future, but I try to always broaden my horizons and bring something new to the table for my clients.
Custom Illustrated Maps by Illustrator John Potter for the 2018 Palm Beach International Boat Show
I’ve updated the illustrated aerial maps I created for the Palm Beach International Boat Show to reflect all of the improvements that Informa has achieved for 2018. The maps continue to be a vital part of the boat show’s organization and leads guests to their favorite vendors and helps them discover new ones, not to mention find the bathrooms.
Based on CAD drawings supplied by the client I have created a 3D model that I modify as necessary from year to year and change the rendering style and angle as needed. This year’s map isn’t a huge departure from last year’s, but this is partially due to the fact that previous year’s maps have been very successful and required little modification. Thanks to the dedicated staff at Informa updating the maps was a pleasure. This year Informa has integrated the map using Zoomify so that the map can be zoomed in on. You can see it on their site here.
In addition to the main map I created a new parking map, updated three tent detail maps for the program, created new main map signs in two sizes for north facing and south facing as well as a Seminar Schedule sign and did layout of the Z Card folding handout map. I hope you enjoy seeing my map work at the show. If you are interested in having any similar work done please contact me.
Miami Yacht Show Maps
Once again it’s time for the Miami Yacht Show, formerly known as Yachts Miami Beach and at one time the The Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. I am happy to once again be the illustrator and designer of the Miami Yacht Show maps. This show is always bigger than I remember from the previous year. Collins Avenue is going to be packed with beautiful yachts and if you’re really serious your broker may take you to the Superyacht Show at Island Gardens Marina. With the aid of my maps and the wayfinding additions made by Informa you should have no problems finding what your looking for. Enjoy the show and contact me for your illustration and map needs.
Get more information about the boat show at MiamiYachtShow.com
If you need an illustrated map be sure to contact me.