You can order a world map designed to show your city
right in the middle. Our cartographers can also custom
produce, or adapt existing maps to your specific needs.
Cartographer Len Guelke created the Toronto-centered map,
a map with his home at the center. This equidistant
projection tells you exactly how far it was from anywhere on
Earth to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Draw a straight line on
this map from Toronto to anywhere in the world and, with
some simple math, you've got the real-world distance. Keep
in mind, in order to achieve this benefit, you need to
sacrifice some shapes and sizes.
Len can prepare a custom equidistant map for your city
and provide a unique world view just for you. The result can
be in an electronic form so that you can print copies, or we
can publish the map for you. For the standard option of an
electronic file, Len will put 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. Price: $199.00.
ODT retains the copyright, and the 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. Call or
email for details on other options: 1-800-736-1293.
To help you plan out your custom map, download our
We are happy to discuss any other custom mapping
needs you may have. Please contact us at the above phone
numbers or email us.