Cartography is the art and science of map making. At Steer, maps inform everything we do — from analyzing travel behaviors or planning transit networks to delivering interactive, user centered wayfinding and information systems.

Our strength lies in understanding how to translate millions of geo-spatial data points into focused, user-friendly cartography. When the available information becomes overwhelming, our cartographers understand how to filter the important features to communicate the story effectively.

Our team take complex geo-data, whether that be statistical, socio-economic or spatial data, and then apply design principals to ensure the end user can interpret the information consistently and easily. We work with our design and analytical experts to create effective problem-solving map solutions and integrate them with print and digital products.

The breadth of mapping needs we encounter across our global projects ensures that we are at the forefront of cartographic design. Whether the maps are required to inform a strategic planning decision or to deliver dynamic interactive information to the general public, we have extensive experience creating tailored solutions that work world-wide. From technical maps for planning and consultation to beautiful maps to promote our client’s service and brand.

How we can help you

Our award-winning team work with a range of clients from local authorities, government and transportation agencies to event organizers, stadiums, universities, hospitals and retail. Our core offer includes:

  • Wayfinding – from geo-spatial analysis to identify where signs are required to the design and production of end-user maps for wayfinding signs and printed hand-outs.
  • Transportation information – design of simple, user centered transportation information systems from bus or metro maps to citywide network maps delivered via print and digital channels to promote services and encourage people to make sustainable travel choices.
  • Data Visualization – we apply our design and analytical skills to explain complex spatial concepts, illustrate spatial relationships or visualize a story to capture the imagination.
  • Major Events – building on our work for the London 2012 Olympics, we deliver cartographic support from the bid stage through to planning and delivery.

We are Steer

Yes, you are in the right place. After 40 years, we have changed our name from Steer Davies Gleave to mark our growing international footprint and our expanding portfolio into markets beyond transportation.

Explore our new website to learn more about Steer: who we are, how we work and what our future holds.