Established in 1984, Mapping Specialists offers a broad range of cartographic services, and is an industry leader in accuracy, quality, and client service. Our location in the Madison area, a highly-regarded center for cartographic education, allows us to draw on a well-educated workforce and extensive research resources. Our cartographers create high-quality maps for trade books, travel guides, pre-school through college textbooks (print and interactive), federal, state, and local government publications. If your story can be told visually, we can help.

Mapping Specialists operates on a work-for-hire basis, which gives you the greatest long-term flexibility and best value. You own the files we produce, so you can update them to accommodate thematic or geographic changes. By working closely with you to achieve your project goals, Mapping Specialists effectively becomes part of your team. We can take your project from initial concept through the design process, and deliver everything you require to produce your final map product on time, within budget, and formatted for your needs.

The highly-skilled Mapping Specialists staff creates maps for clients throughout the United States and abroad, using our wide expertise in cartography, GIS, geography, history, art, and design. From maps and graphs for textbooks to detailed spatial analysis to street guides and everything in between, we can meet all of your custom cartographic needs. We use Adobe Creative Cloud®, MAPublisher®, ArcGIS Pro®, as well as other design, 3D, open-source, and mapping software to convey your visual story.

We always strive to give you the highest quality and best service possible. Whether you have one map or a thousand, our staff is well-equipped to provide you with exactly what you need, when you need it. We look forward to working with you on your next mapping project, and to becoming part of your production team.