The Vancouver International Children’s Festival called. They were looking for a map and found us online. All you really need to do to find us is type “map murals” or “classroom maps” in a search window and we’ll pop up. Usually on top.
It took a long time to get our websites humming so that people could find us easily. The process is a called “search engine optimization” or “SEO” and consists of using words and terminology on your website and in your product descriptions that correspond to the words and terminology that people might type into search engines like google when looking for something. The trick is to match the words.
Vancouver, British Columbia has a beautiful waterfront park where they hold many events and concerts throughout the year. One of everyone’s favorites is The Children’s Festival that started as a theater festival and can trace its roots back to a UN conference on housing and the environment called Habitat the city hosted in 1976. It has evolved into a much larger event since then, weaving inter-disciplinary arts, interactive arts, and performance art together for young people and their families from around the world. This year will be its 40th anniversary celebration.
The Festival was looking for a really large map that they could display inside one of their event tents. Ideally, they hoped that there was a way they could have their logo and a QR code printed on it.
A custom map? No problem.
We print our maps in-house on large-format, high-resolution commercial printers. Our digital files can be completely customized. We have the ability to add or subtract text or images, change colors and labels, and even alter a map’s projection to change the relative sizes of the land masses.
After learning more about the festival and working with the organizers for awhile to get their map just right, we decided to pitch in by donating the map and our custom services to the cause. Best of luck Vancouver! Have a great time children and enjoy The World.
The Early Learning Kid’s Room Map from WorldMapsOnline
The Vancouver International Children’s Festival runs from May 29 – June 4, 2017.