It’s lovely to see a brand new hand-drawn map of London in this age of computer-generated graphics. This one has been produced by Michael Hill of Maps Illustrated for this week’s TV Guide and shows the Diamond Jubilee procession route up Whitehall and down The Mall.
The effort stands in marked contrast to the maps produced for the festivities over the weekend that have relied on Google. The processional route map on the official website demonstrated uses Google Earth (plus some suitably regal music).
Whilst, the map used on the official website for the Thames Pageant (another part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations) uses an underwhelming standard Google Map – it’s not even styled to match the red, white and blue theme of the the event or indeed the rest fo the website. The cartography of the standard Google Map is great for general travel around London, but for a special occasion like this, the map could have been so much more.
Thanks to Michael Hill for letting us know on Twitter about the map. His blog article includes a higher-resolution version.