Urban Cartographics is a planning and zoning consultancy specializing in maps and graphics used in the development approval process. We offer a wide range of products and services, from maps and site photographs to the most complex urban planning studies. With years of experience in urban planning, zoning law, and graphic design, our team is uniquely capable of creating compelling work that gets projects approved.
Urban Cartographics was conceived when I (Ian Rasmussen) was working as a zoning attorney in New York City. At the time, I was struck by how much less impressive the illustrative parts of our land use applications were by comparison to the written ones. If you can believe it, before Urban Cartographics was launched in 2009, most radius maps submitted to the BSA were still drawn by hand.
Since 2009, we've grown Urban Cartographics from a small mapmaking service, to a full-fledged planning and zoning consultancy. As you'll see in exploring this website, we've added a wide variety of products and services. We've added an urban planner to give depth to our treatment of zoning and planning issues, and a former zoning paralegal to ensure that our work is not only world-class, but prepared according to agency standards. And, we're expanding our offerings all the time, so never hesitate to ask if we can handle something for you.