This map template provides a simple reference point for effective map design, informed by the research carried out as part of this project. Users can download the template and use its font choices, color schemes, linework, and visual arrangement to design new maps from scratch or to enhance and optimize existing maps.
Maps must and will vary widely according to the needs of their creators and audiences. This template should serve primarily as a guide rather than a specific design scheme upon which to base all future maps. It reflects the research-informed design advice presented in the design guidelines but is not intended to supersede the creativity and expertise of map designers.