Making The World's Most Detailed Print Maps
There are two factors that matter when it comes to the detail of a print map: the data resolution and the print resolution. To make the world's most detailed maps, we only make maps when our data resolution exceeds that of our printed resolution and we print our maps using the highest resolution mediums available. Fortunately printers have been pushing the envelope long before we started making maps. Because we design our maps with this effect in mind, it gives them a distinct impression of dimensionality, despite being flat, 2D prints. Our aluminum prints are printed at a slightly lower resolution - around 200 dpi. To print our maps at 300 dpi we need to consider the sizes that we're printing at. So there you have it, to make the world's most detailed maps we print at the limit of human perception and make sure our source images exceed that resolution!