Home Pease Press Trail MapsCustom CartographySample MapsLinksContact Us

map sample

Custom Cartography

We make custom maps for a variety of uses, including trail and travel guidebooks, displays, and brochures, and websites.

We are local experts on the Bay Area, California, and the Western US. We can map pretty much anyplace you need a map for, from your neighborhood to your region to the world.

We find ways to show both the essential information and a sense of place.

We design stand-alone maps in an appropriate, informative style; we also routinely work with designers (yours or ours) to craft maps that work as part of a larger project.

Whether you need one map or a hundred, let us know! We'll be happy to discuss your project and provide a cost estimate.

map sample

Getting Started

We work from a variety of sources to make accurate maps that convey essential information as well as a sense of place.

Ideally, you can provide marked up maps and/or a list of places to be included, plus useful sources and links. It is helpful to provide the dimensions of your finished piece (if known), how you are going to output it (whether print or laserprint or electronic formats) and when you need it by.

We create finished map art in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop ready for including in black and white or color layouts. For websites we output in a variety of useful formats, including PDFs, JPEGs, and PNG files.

We work primarily in the graphic realm, however we can usually incorporate GIS files and blend them into your finished map.

Call or email us if you have any questions.Thanks for your interest!


Ben Pease
Pease Press
1717 Cabrillo Street,
San Francisco, CA 94121
Email: benpease[at]
or info[at]

Phone: (415) 387-1437


map sample

Some Recent Work

• Maps

• Brochures

• Displays

Publishing Clients

• Wilderness Press
• The Mountaineers Books
• University of Washington Press
• University of California Press
• Avalon Travel Publishing
(Moon Handbooks & Foghorn)


• Bay Nature Magazine
• Land & People Magazine (TPL)

Public and Non-Profit Clients

• Marin County Open Space District
• California State Parks
* San Mateo County Parks
• Golden Gate National
Recreation Area
• San Francisco Bay Trail
• Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
• SF Baykeeper
• City of San Francisco (authorized vendor)
• The Trust for Public Land


Robert Holmes–A Passion for Pinot
Adah Bakalinsky–Stairway Walks
Rebecca Solnit–Infinite City
David Shalleck–Mediterranean Summer