What size map is best for me?
The question of “What size should I get” is asked alot. There are three factors that go into answering that question: 1). How large is the primary area you want to see, 2.) How does the land around that property matter to you, and 3). How much wall space you have available. The latter is self explanatory, but we’ll dive into the first two factors more in the section below.
If maximizing the detail of your property is the most important to you--by zooming in as far as possible so your ground takes up the majority of the map--then the table below shows the suggested minimum acreages for each map size. Its important to note that each property shape is different, and these are simply starting points to understand what size is best.
10 x 15: 40 acres or more
15 x 22: 60 acres or more
20 x 30: 100 acres or more
30 x 45: 400 acres or more
40 x 60: 1,000 acres or more
The chart below represents an estimate of how far we can zoom in for a given sized property, and still maintain the best resolution possible. The example graphic shows a 60 acre property and how that land would fit on each of our sizes. Scenario 1: If you only wanted to see mainly that 60 acres, then you would want to go with either the 10 x 15 or 15 x 22 size. Scenario 2: If you wanted to see more of the neighboring property, then you would want to select the 20 x 30, 30 x 45, or 40 x 60.
Chances are that if you're reading this, you have some interest in our aerial maps. We appreciate you stopping by, and hope that the following information can give you some insight into common questions we're asked. If you have a question that isn't addressed below, feel free to
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Summer 2017: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Summer 2016: California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.
Summer 2015: Maine, Montana
We do not acquire our own imagery, and therefore do not have control of when it is acquired. Occasionally we may have access to leaf-off imagery, but it is not common, nor is the imagery consistently updated.
No. Google does not license their imagery to any mapping companies for commercial purposes, therefore we do not have access to use imagery from Google Earth or Google Maps. The data that we use is updated typically on an every-other year basis for each state. Once you purchase a map from us, any additional prints (even when we get new imagery) is available at heavily discounted prices. Please check out our “reprint” pricing to see those map prices.
There are two fundamental differences between what we make and what you can do with Google Earth. We create a 3D-like terrain model and blend it with high-resolution aerial imagery. In addition to your land looking incomparably more vivid and detailed; our sizes, material, and resolution is not like anything you could ever replicate from the home or office. Our TerraImage is printed on American-made materials using equipment that is on the cutting edge of printing technology.
We design each map by choosing the proper layout (portrait, landscape, or square) and zooming in so that your property takes up the entire page. Some clients want to see the surrounding neighborhood around their property, which can be more beneficial to understanding how their land plays into the local offerings of food, water, and cover.
Step 4 on our order form allows you to either trace your area using a map trace tool, or upload any type of file that gives us that information. Some examples that you can upload include .kml, .kmz, .pdf, .jpg of a previous aerial you had made, or even a scanned image of the border hand drawn on a printout. Click here for a video tutorial.
We can overlay any features that are important for you to have on the map. You will need to create a Google Earth file (.kml) that compiles all of these hunting and habitat features, and then upload that file to step 4 of our order form. To see an easy tutorial on how to use Google Earth and do this, check out our videos page.
Absolutely! We pride ourselves in delivering renowned customer service. Please contact us directly to discuss a fast deadline of when you want to have maps in-hand.