What if you could make your own atlas?

Would you like to design a new A-Z atlas? If you could, would it be a street atlas, road atlas, outdoor activities map or something else entirely? A-Z is always looking to develop useful new map products. Recent releases have been as varied as the Adventure Atlases, smartphone maps, and a set of official maps for the London 2012 Olympics. …

What Is and Isn’t Shown on A-Z Maps

Have you ever noticed that your A-Z street map shows public toilets, speed cameras, postcode districts, and even house numbers on main roads? On the other hand, have you ever wondered why your A-Z doesn’t show height contours, roadworks or the outlines of pavements? You could probably think of a few more things that you would personally find useful. This …

Why Are A-Z Maps So Easy to Read?

Open a map page in your A-Z street map or other quality street atlas. You will immediately notice the main roads and landscape features like rivers and parks, showing you the lay of the land. Focus in on a neighbourhood and you’ll see the network of side streets, their names, and how they connect to each other. You’ll start to …