Knowing Where You’re Going: New York City

In this newly published New York City guidebook, author James Schmitt used Ortelius to create dozens of color-keyed maps. James’ intimate knowledge of Manhattan is apparent as soon as you look at the beautifully rendered maps. Streets where restaurants or retail stores can be found are colorfully highlighted, making it easy to plan either a shopping or dining excursion in whichever part of the city you’re exploring. Neighborhood attractions, points of interest, parking, and mass transportation options are all clearly designated.

The maps in “Knowing Where You’re Going: New York City” were created using Ortelius Cartography software. “This project took quite a few years to produce, and I’ll never forget the day early on when my husband Jim discovered Ortelius by doing a search for cartography software online,” said Donna Schmitt about using Ortelius. “He was so thrilled to find it, and it made the process so much easier and the end-result so much more professional than anything he could have done by hand.”

By James C. Schmitt, now Available on