Standard Custom Map Option for $199:
Our web site offers the following standard option for an
electronic file: Your city at the center of the map.
Image sized at 300 DPI for 8” x 8”. Names on all oceans,
up to five countries, and up to ten cities. Concentric
circles (if desired) with distances in miles or
kilometers. Graticule if desired. Image provided as a
PDF or editable file, per your specifications. ODT
retains the copyright, and the $199 price includes
permission to reproduce up to 1,000 copies of the map.
Add-on pricing at one cent per map. Email us with your
specifications and we can provide a finished image
within 10 days.
A PRICE QUOTE for a custom map:
The price of your map will depend upon the size of
your map and the required detail.
Obviously, cost increases with
detail. As soon as you know, please forward to ODT your
map specifications. After we have these preliminary
details, we may ask you to be more specific as the
process unfolds in developing a fixed price quotation
for your project.
What is your budget? For the simplest maps at 3"-5"
in size, the cost of cartography will be between $250
For maps 36" - 45" across, the
cost with significant map detail will be $1,200 -
If you have a limited budget,
let us know what that is, and we will plan the map size
and detail according to that.
The production cost of the
first map on a press run of several thousand is
enormously expensive. The cost of generating printing
plates and color separations is several thousand
dollars. Do you need just a few maps? Would you consider
ordering more if the add-on price were really cheap?
If you need only one to five
maps, then Print-on-demand (one-off printing) technology
(called POD) is making rapid advances in 2005, and the
price for a single map printed is about $100-250. But
there are no economies of scale. The cost per map is the
same no matter how many you do. If you need several
hundred maps, then POD is not cost effective. A press
run could generate several thousand maps for the same
price as one hundred by POD.
ODT will retain copyright on
all maps produced. In order to provide you with an image
at the lowest possible cost, we will license the map to
you for certain applications for a 1-2 year period. The
less comprehensive the use, the lower the cost. The
lower the resolution required, the lower the cost.
Cost Summary: Factors
|3-6 month time
||Need the map
within 45 days
|All land one
reduce the price per map
NOTE: We generally use country
names ONLY where they can easily inserted into the
WHAT USES DO YOU HAVE FOR
(in order of complexity)
Check as many as apply.
8.5" x 11" paper only
If Larger format, specify optimum size
TIMELINE for your project:
How soon do you need the
Please provide a possible
timetable for this:
Draft copies by
Final Version by
Is this flexible?
Describe the Project
Are names required for
How many named cities:
capitals, global cities, regional centers (where space
permits)? Are rivers, and mountain ranges displayed
only, or are they to be named?
Same questions for lakes/seas?
states and provinces?
Obviously, level of possible
detail will be a function of map size.
Do you want the level of detail
to determine the size?
Or do you have a need for a
If “YES,” this may limit the
What are your needs for DPI?
Do you want an equal-area map?
Are there any properties (or
shapes) that you prefer?
Do you require any special
features not listed above?