Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Asheville Map chosen for Atlas of Design

The Asheville Map has been selected for an atlas featuring the world’s most beautiful and
intriguing cartographic designs.

Best Local Map announces that its inaugural product, The Asheville Map™, has been selected for inclusion in the NACIS Atlas of Design.

The book, scheduled for publication this fall, spotlights “examples of the world’s best
cartography.” The paper map of central and metro Asheville is true to scale using an
aesthetically rendered topographic base. Highly detailed, including restaurants, breweries,
art spaces, entertainment venues, parks, neighborhoods and landmarks, the map articulates
the local fabric of the Asheville area. A digital guide accessed through the map’s Smart
Corners links to the hundreds of curated points of interest labeled on the map.

This honor comes just six months after The Asheville Map’s first printing which has been
receiving praise from Asheville visitors, residents and press for its style and content. Writing
for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Carol Motsinger characterized the map as “a beautiful, slick
map highlighting everything from breweries to museums; mountain peaks to pharmacies…
[a] blend of both fun and function.” 

Of particular note is that each map sold benefits MANNA FoodBank. Map sales have already provided thousands of meals to those in need in Western North Carolina.

The Asheville Map brings to fruition the map that creator Bruce Daniel and his wife Nora
wished was available when they first came to Asheville ten years ago. Mr. Daniel, a longtime
map designer, is thrilled at the atlas inclusion, stating, “Asheville deserves a map that reflects its place among the world’s best.” Information about purchasing The Asheville Map locally or online can be found at

Best Local Map designs beautiful and informative maps that celebrate the unique qualities
and local flavor of cities that are small in size and big at heart. Each map supports a local
beneficiary and provides access to an online guide through Smart Corners™.

MANNA FoodBank is the designated beneficiary of The Asheville Map. Every map sold
provides enough food for more than a meal. MANNA’s mission is to involve, educate, and
unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

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