FAQ

How long does it take?

A simple map can often be done in less than a day, but in contrast, a very detailed map could take 5-15 days of labor. Whatever your deadline, we will try to make it happen for you.

What does it cost?

Since this is custom work, it depends on the content and complexity of the map. Because every project is unique, we will give you a quote once you have submitted your information and specific project needs. Also, at $8 per standard USGS quad, you can save money by having us seam multiple quads together for you. Cartographic design costs include:

  • Data research and compilation
  • Map design and production
  • General graphic design, layout and illustration for the finished piece
  • Review, revision and pre-press

Other costs include:

  • Proofing and printing
  • Costs for purchased map data
  • Travel costs (as necessary)
  • Costs for artwork, illustrations and technical graphics

How do I get an estimate?

You are welcome to call Deb at 406-861-8880 or fill out the Get a Quote Form.

Will I be able to preview my map before you print it?

Yes. We will send you a proof of your map for your approval prior to printing.

What if I want to make a change to my map?

When you preview your map, you can let us know if you have any changes. We will let you know if your changes will entail any extra charges. (They usually don’t.)

Do you handle the printing of maps for clients?

Yes, we have our own plotter to print your custom map. If your required map size is too large for our plotter, we use a select group of printers who have experience with maps. Or you are free to arrange your own printing services if desired.

What types of paper do you use for your printed maps and what sizes are available?

We can print your maps on anything from a quality bond paper to a weatherproof, waterproof, tearproof synthetic paper… the choice is yours. If desired, your map can also be laminated. The typical sizes for printing on a plotter are 18” x 24”, 24” x 36” and 36” x 48”. However we can do virtually any size up to 60” wide.

Can you provide me with a waypoint file so I can use it with my GPS unit?

Yes. I can give you the waypoint file for the map project that you have me draw for you. I can also draw your map from a waypoint file you provide to me from your GPS unit.

Is my information safe and confidential?

Absolutely! We need your email address because it provides the easiest way for us to communicate throughout your mapping project. We DO NOT share your information with ANYONE… ever! You will not receive unwanted emails and spam because you gave us your email address. Your information will always be kept very confidential. And since we produce maps for a variety of clients, confidentiality is very important to us. Your work will be kept separate from all our other clients. All the work is custom, designed to your specifications.

Do I own the map once I’ve paid for it?

Yes, you do. We don’t charge royalties or user fees. However, we do ask that you not resell the map without our permission. And we also retain rights to the original graphic files.

Questions about Just Map It?

Call (406) 861-8880 (M-F 9AM to 5PM Pacific Time) or email me at deb@justmapit.net.

Shipping Information

Orders are shipped either UPS or USPS for a flat rate of $9.00. Overnight UPS shipping is available for an additional charge.

Return Policy
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on our custom-made maps. You will be given the opportunity to review and approve your project prior to printing, giving us the chance to make any necessary changes. Rest assured that we will do whatever we can to make sure you are satisfied with your order. However, all sales are final.