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Winner of Best Recreational/Travel Map

savannah historic district illustrated map award


Roswell, Georgia – March 16, 2013 – The Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map has won Best Recreational/ Travel Map in the 40th Annual Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Map Competition (2012). Designed by Michael Karpovage, owner of Karpovage Creative, Inc. in Roswell, GA, this panoramic map provides a unique 3D birds-eye-view of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District.


The CaGIS map competition saw map designs from all over the United States and Canada. Karpovage spent three years researching and detailing his map before publishing it in August of 2012. “It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers in the cartographic field. I simply love making beautiful, functional, birds-eye-view maps, and Savannah deserved to be depicted in this classic, centuries-old art form,” says Karpovage.

A copy of the map will be sent to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for cataloging.

In Savannah, a city where a historic building, monument or other point of interest beckons around every corner, an excellent map is essential for visitors. The Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map is as comprehensive as a guidebook, loaded with history facts, ghost stories and pictorial depictions of Savannah’s most popular attractions — including the entire length of River Street.

Best of all, it’s ad-free.

From the Trustees Garden founded in 1733 to Forrest Gump’s bench to the famous Bird Girl statue made famous from the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, all of Savannah’s glorious history finds itself on one richly-hued page. On the back of the map, visitors will find dining options, lodging, museums, shopping and tours with easy-to-find map grid locations.

The Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map can be purchased at select retail stores throughout the Savannah Historic District or direct from Karpovage Creative. Folded 4x9” versions retail for $7.95. Also available online at


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