Encompass Graphics attend ESRI User Conference

Posted by on May 29, 2013

On Tuesday 21st May Encompass Graphics attended the ESRI UK Annual User Conference in London. Over 1000 delegates filled the NovoWest Hotel in Hammersmith keen to hear about the latest ArcGIS developments and attend numerous mapping case studies from public and private sector businesses that have adopted GIS as part of their working practices. The ...

World War One infographics

Posted by on May 8, 2013

Recently stumbled upon a fantastic set of World War One infographics¬†published by The Guardian during the Great War. Of course these were produced in the days when infographics had fusty old names such as ‘maps’ and ‘diagrams’. View the ‘infographics’ here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/gallery/2013/apr/12/first-world-war-infographics#/?picture=406841747&index=4 ¬†

Great Cartographers. First in an occasional series: JOHN SPEED.

Posted by on May 8, 2013

John Speed is England’s most famous cartographer. Born in Cheshire in 1552, Speed started his working life as a tailor, however his interest in history and association with the Society of Antiquities led him to cartography after Sir Fulk Grevil secured him an allowance to focus on his research. In 1612 Speed published a Comprehensive ...

Cruel Crossing by Edward Stourton

Posted by on May 8, 2013

Just received a copy of ‘Cruel Crossing’ by Edward Stourton for which Encompass Graphics were asked to take on the cartography. The book tells the story of the men and women who ran the escape lines across the Pyrenees during World War Two. Encompass created two maps for the book. One map illustrates the escape ...