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PocketMaps Cover Mock-up

Apr 11th, 2018 by Mark at PocketMaps

When submitting your final, print-ready PocketMaps files, we ask that you also provide a mock-up of your cover positions.

  • Submitting files
  • File-prep
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Why Use an Accordion Map Fold For Bike Trails?

Jan 28th, 2016 by Mark at PocketMaps

Map layouts are important to consider, especially when you're anticipating the map in the hands of someone like a biker. Which type of map will be easy for a biker to use, especially if they're out on a trail?

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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What to Include On A Snow Emergency Pocket-Size-Guide

Jan 14th, 2016 by Mark at PocketMaps

Here's what we recommend to include in an emergency pocket-size-guide for areas anticipating snow.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Lessons From the London Map: What Your Pocket Map Should Do

Jan 7th, 2016 by Mark at PocketMaps

​In an article published by The Atlantic's City Lab*, transportation maps in two subway cities--London and New York--showed the importance audience response to map design.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Museum Wayfinding, Signage, & Maps
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5 Things to include on your Campus Pocket Map

Jan 1st, 2016 by Mark at PocketMaps

What can make your map the most successful way finding tool for new students and their parents? Here's our guide of 5 things and considerations to include on your campus pocket map.

  • Folding Maps
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Campus Wayfinding
  • Campus Maps
  • University Map
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A Guide to Our Printing Size Terms

Jan 1st, 2016 by Mark at PocketMaps

We'll show you some common size terms you might see or hear around our office, to make your 100% custom maps, guides, and brochures. ordering an easier process.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Help the Homeless with Credit Card Sized Maps

Dec 30th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

Here's where credit card sized maps can come in handy, and even save a person's life.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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Why Print A Map Fold Brochure?

Dec 17th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

Print collateral can be a really important marketing tool, especially at trade shows, exhibitions, office rooms, and client meetings. Considering the standard designs that people think about when they see brochures, why not print instead map fold brochure?

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Custom Folding Pocket-Size Cards are Useful when Preparing for Winter Storms

Nov 5th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

​It’s never too early to begin planning for winter storms. One of the best ways of doing that is to make survival information readily available. Here are some ways that emergency planning agencies could benefit from having custom folding cards printed to help people survive winter storms.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Realtors: Help New Homebuyers With A Business Card Map

Oct 21st, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

A business card map of your area can help new home buyers or renters get to know their new town while putting your business and expertise literally on the map.

  • Folding Maps
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Libraries: Orient Visitors With Pocket Size Folding Maps

Oct 1st, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

A pocket sized map can be a great way to make libraries visually appealing and comfortable for all patrons.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
  • Campus Wayfinding
  • Museum Wayfinding, Signage, & Maps
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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How City Planners Can Use Print Map Design For Accessibility Praxis

Sep 30th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

​When it comes to transit maps for subways or buses, most of us take their accessibility for granted. But for those who need wheelchair assistance, these maps can tell a different story.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Campus Wayfinding
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3 Resources To Add To Your Hurricane Emergency Pocket-Size-Guide

Sep 3rd, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

The most effective emergency pocket-size-guide includes not only evacuation routes, but also valuable information for travelers on the road. Here are three resources you should add to your guide that can help save lives and promote a streamlined, effective evacuation.

  • Folding Maps
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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Local Libraries Can Promote Summer Reading with PocketMaps

Jan 7th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

Some ideas for summer reading PocketMaps to help librarians and library staff create summer fun activities that revolve around literacy.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
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How Museums can Benefit from Fold-Up Wallet Cards with Maps

Jan 7th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps

Provide useful information to your museum guests with a fold-up wallet card with maps.

  • Folding Maps
  • Museum Wayfinding, Signage, & Maps
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Discover How These Maps Redraw Cities Based On How Long It Takes To Get Around Without A Car

Dec 31st, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Thanks to a concept developed by graduate student Andrew Hardin at the University of Colorado, a brand new type of map is now available to help people determine travel times around a city when walking.

  • City Wayfinding
  • Campus Wayfinding
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Use Trade Show Maps to Increase Visibility

Oct 22nd, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

No one wants to get lost, and special events are even better when you know where to go. That's why trade show maps are essential. PocketMap specializes in making different kinds of maps that are tailored made for special events, such as trade shows.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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Why do you need Bike PocketMaps? Here are Three Reasons

Oct 15th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Show off how bicycle-friendly your city is with a bike pocket map.

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For Special Events Create A Customized Event Map

Sep 29th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

When creating an event map, don't print it out of Google maps. Make it a work of art like the cartographers of old by creating a customized event map.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
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Maps or Smartphone Apps?

Sep 25th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

That was the question posed by over 700 people who completed both the online and in-person Walk Edmonton wayfinding survey.

  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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Take a Jane's Walk in Your Community

Sep 18th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Jane's Walks are free guided; volunteer-led walking tours of urban centers throughout the United States, Canada, and cities throughout the world.

  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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Old Town Bluffton Gets New Street Signs Package

Sep 18th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

A historical area in the South recently announced a new street signs package designed to help people navigate this historic district.

  • City Wayfinding
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The Benefits of using a foldout map

Aug 29th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

A foldout map is a useful and versatile item that many people cannot do without. Compact, lightweight, and attractive, they can enhance your life in surprising ways. Some of the benefits of using a foldout map are below:

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
  • Campus Wayfinding
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Put New Students at Ease With a Pocket Size Campus Map

Aug 28th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Students at a new school often feel a lot of anxiety about getting to class on time and not getting lost. A campus map can make the process of finding classrooms and school services simpler.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Campus Wayfinding
  • Campus Maps
  • University Map
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Promotional Trade Show Maps: The Mix of Promotional Material with Wayfinding

Aug 20th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Have you thought about a creating a promotional trade show map at your next trade show event to help visitors navigate the surroundings a little more comfortable?

  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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Lexington NC approves $100,000 in initial funding for wayfinding program

Aug 11th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

The Tourism Authority of Lexington, NC recently approved $100,000 in initial funding for a wayfinding program.​

  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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Pocket maps Can Help Food Truck Entrepreneurs Affordably Reach Tourists.

Aug 7th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

How do food truck entrepreneurs make sure that seasonal tourists know about them too? We’d like to recommend that they invest in PocketMaps.

  • Folding Maps
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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Make Your Location Stand Out With a Business Card Map

Jul 30th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Leverage your business cards into a real tool for your marketing efforts.

  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
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Knoxville Joins Cities Creating Downtown Wayfinding Signage Projects

Jul 23rd, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

​As more and more cities focus on tourism to boost their economic coffers, they understand the importance of making it easy for citizens and tourists to navigate their way around.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
  • Campus Wayfinding
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Icelandair Gets First-Class Treatment with Iceland Pocketmap

Jul 18th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

The convenient Grab ‘N Go PocketMaps inspired a new way for our popular three-row layout to be utilized: a country map.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
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WAYFINDING in the NEWS - Campus Wayfinding Topic of Public Input Session

Jul 15th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

At Pocket Maps, we follow many topics relative to personal navigation, so we were interested in a recent article entitled. Campus wayfinding is the topic of public input session.

  • Campus Wayfinding
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A $3 million Worcester Wayfinding Initiative to direct tourism with 275 new signs and tourist kiosks

Jul 14th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

A $3 million Worcester Wayfinding Initiative to direct tourism with 275 new signs and tourist kiosks demonstrates how cities, colleges, and events are embracing the importance of Wayfinding.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
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Pocket Guide Printing

Jul 10th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

When you need a sizeable and informative resource reduced to the size of a booklet that can fit in your pocket, pocket guide printing is the answer.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
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Print Custom Maps

Jul 8th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Customized maps offer the opportunity to overlay layers of data onto custom maps for a truly unique product.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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St. Augustine Helps Tourists Find Their Way with WayFinding Signs

Jul 7th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

'You are here' 'Wayfinding' signs and mobile website for historic structures in works for St. Augustine.​

  • City Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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WAYFINDING NEWS - Trail Signs Start New Wayfinding System

Jul 3rd, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Pocket Maps is all about Wayfinding, and when we find something in the news about it, we like to pass it along.

  • City Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
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Stay Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer and Dry in the Rain with a Pocket Sized Map

Jun 19th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

A pocket-sized map from Pocket Maps is just what your attendees need to stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and dry in the rain.

  • #wayfinding
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The Trendy Wayfinding Solution That Fits In Your Pocket

Jun 12th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Long before there was GPS, travelers relied on maps and compasses to find their way through uncharted land or sea.

  • Folding Maps
  • City Wayfinding
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Lake Havasu City's wayfinding program funding OK’d

Jun 5th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

After a $570k approval, Lake Havasu City's community wayfinding program becomes Arizona's first.

  • City Wayfinding
  • #city maps,
  • #way-finding
  • #signs
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Eureka! I Found the People Who Make Those Foldable Conference Maps!

May 29th, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Eureka! You found us, and we are ready to make your trade-show and conference pocket maps!

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • #maps
  • #wayfinding
  • #marketing
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Credit Card Size Folding Map aka PocketMaps

May 1st, 2014 by Mark at PocketMaps

Stay in front of your customers and clients with this creative and affordable marketing and advertising solution.

  • Folding Maps
  • Trade-show / Expo marketing ideas
  • City Wayfinding
  • Guerrilla Wayfinding
  • Wayfinding on Trails
  • Campus Wayfinding
  • Museum Wayfinding, Signage, & Maps
  • Pocket-Size Marketing
  • #marketing
  • #trade-show
  • #maps
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Do you love Thai food and live in Savannah?

Sep 11th, 2012 by Mark at PocketMaps

Get your Thai fix at this authentic restaurant, conveniently located in downtown Savannah.

  • City Wayfinding
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Savannah’s local cafe in historic Savannah, GA

Aug 13th, 2012 by Mark at PocketMaps

Wright Square Café is a local cafe that sits in the heart of Savannah's walkable downtown Historic District.

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