Profile & Services

I'm Aaron Taveras, an independent cartographer based in Arcata, California, and for the last eight years, I have been producing beautiful, accurate custom maps for nearly every purpose and industry.

As an independent cartographer, I take on all roles, including job management, concept development, prototyping, and production, which allows me to focus more individual attention on each client. I enjoy coming up with creative solutions, combining experimental design concepts with techniques that have beautiful and effective results—I am always trying to create lasting designs.

I offer complete cartographic services including print map design, interactive web map design, 3D map design, geospatial analysis, and 2D and 3D terrain rendering. If you are interested in what I do, send me an email, let's grab a coffee and talk about your project.

Selected Awards
First place. 2013 North American Cartographic Information Society Map Design Competition.
Project: Sawtooth Wilderness Hiking Map.

First place. 2012 North American Cartographic Information Society Map Design Competition.
Project: Humboldt Bay, California.

First place. 2012 California Geographical Society Map Design Competition.
Project: 2010 China and Tibet Field Studies Program.

Recent Published Work
Dorsey, Pat. 2019. Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Dye, Bob. 2018. Fly Fishing Guide to the Colorado River and Tributaries: Hatches, Fly Patterns, and Guide's Advice. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Heck, Mike, Gary Kell, Len Lichvar, Jay Nichols, Henry Ramsay, Dave Rothrock, Brian Shumaker, Ben Turpin, and Karl Weixlmann. 2017. Keystone Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania’s Best Water. Headwater Books. Boiling Springs, PA.