A map showing the distance to points of interest from a high rise residential building

Illustration and design by John Potter - Escape Key Graphics

This project was to show the geographical advantages of living in a residence tower in Fort Lauderdale's Flagler Village neighborhood. The client requested I make a relatively conventional street map with some 3D points of interest. The points of interest were to be labeled so that potential residents could see at a glance what a convenient location the condos are.

The property is in an artsy part of town near both the MASS District and FAT Village which are local arts districts. The architecture of the building and their promotional website have a classy, minimalist, high tech feel with a limited color palette that suits the area well. For consistency I carried that look over into the map.


Custom Parking Map Using GeoData
Transit Map using GeoData
Local Points of Interest Map
Boat Show Bus Map


Geodata is computerized geographical data that can be used to create maps and add information to those maps like street names and locations, compass coordinates, topography and demographics as well as all kinds of other stuff. Software to combine this data into a single map is called GIS or geographic information system software.

These maps weren't created using fancy GIS software like ArcGIS but they were created using geodata in conjunction with other software I use like Illustrator from Adobe and Sketchup. Maps with all of these streets and stuff require an outside source for information because just tracing it from somewhere is inefficient and usually inaccurate. By accessing geodata I can make my maps more accurate and sometimes make them faster. Of course I put my own look and feel spin on the maps, placing emphasis where needed etc. Geodata isn't the right tool for every job, but when needed it can make a huge difference.