How we created the maps for Botswana Self-Drive
Maps are an integral part of our self-drive books. Yet, to create them isn't easy. The main aim of the self-drive maps is to make it ease for the reader to orientate and see the location of the features we write about in the book.
We strive to create simple, easy to understand maps with no unnecessary information or features. But the problem is, where do you stop? If we only show relevant places, the reader might not know where they are in relation to other places featured in other maps.
Fortunately, with the Botswana Self-Drive book, we had the support of one the most respected map development companies in South Africa, Tracks4Africa. With their help, we could create accurate base maps on which we could superimpose the places James talked about in the text.
Botswana isn't an easy place to create maps for, because of the constant change in the environment. When the floods come, or the country had a particularly good rainy season, then the environment changes, sometimes permanently, and maps become outdated quickly.