How cool is this from David and the team at @splashmaps! Thank you so much for this incredible gesture. Please everybody give the team at #SplashMaps a follow and check out their products! Loved working with @splashmaps and @Silver7Mapping recently! 🗺 pic.twitter.com/lrVrMGkQsd— Rowing Dangerously 2019 (@RowDangerously) April 19, 2019
When I met Jordan Wylie at the Destinations show, I recognised him as one of the scarily efficient hunters from the Channel 4 reality series, Hunted. As sometimes happens with me, our conversation turned to maps, whereupon he described to me the most outrageous idea. “I’m rowing solo across the most dangerous strait in the world. Can you make me a chart?”. We became a sponsor on the spot!
Children displaced, forgotten and destroyed
Jordan chose Rowing
SplashMaps Nautical Charts
While our personalised SplashMaps service covers the area perfectly, our standard maps are designed for brilliant navigation on land. A nautical chart was needed. I turned to trusted partners we’ve used in the past at the UK Hydrographic Office and NOAA in the USA. However, as charts of the area are sourced from a complexity of Italian, USA and UK data owners, neither source could help.
Worth its weight in gold
The UKHO advised me on the closest detail and identified the 4-5 best charts. My top choice was not accessible for licensing purposes, but fellow Geomob regulars Emapsite sourced an amazing chart that covered the whole strait. The result? To quote Jordan “Worth its weight in gold!”
Bespoke design service
Does your event deserve its own life-long map or chart? A bespoke SplashMap is no mere curiosity or throw-away piece of merchandise. It’s a well researched and tailored tool, designed for your specific needs. Able to guide you and share your story with your team, your community and the public. Start your design with us here.