Across the UK and the world, maps are a staple in city centres and popular areas, serving to educate and inform the community about the town where they live, what facilities there are and local monuments.

They also act as a guide for guests. Town and area maps are essential to help visitors find their way around, understand the town’s history and see what’s on offer in the area. They can drive foot traffic to places of interest and put previously undiscovered areas “on the map”.

How town maps benefit the town

Town maps are not only for physical spaces to help guide and educate citizens and guests. They serve various functions to support marketing, tourism and even historical documentation.

Some of the benefits of having a town map are:

Town maps for tourism

Tourism is a vital part of any town’s economy, and town maps play an important role in directing visitors to attractions, accommodations, restaurants and other businesses. They can be used as leave-behinds at hotels and guesthouses or made available at tourist information centres. They can also be included in welcome packs for new residents.

Town maps for marketing

Town maps are an excellent way to market your town to potential new businesses or residents. These maps can include key town landmarks, businesses, and points of interest. What’s more, these types of maps can be used online for town newsletters and websites.

Town maps for historical reference and documentation

An Oxford Cartographer’ ‘town map is the perfect way to show off your town’s history, development, and current state. These maps can be used for town planning purposes, to monitor growth and change over time, or simply to look back on and appreciate the town’s journey.

Get the best map for your town

Oxford Cartographers’ town maps are highly detailed and accurate, making them the perfect tool to serve your town’s various needs. With our bespoke service, we design and adapt maps to your requirements.

Contact Oxford Cartographers today to enquire about our town maps and discover how we can help you boost your town’s profile.