Pangea Maps | Showcasing The Ocean Floor In Stunning Detail
See the sea like nobody else does with luxurious 3D contour maps to complement any home
Founded in Australia in 2014 by Industrial Designer Tom Percy, Pangea showcases the ocean floor in stunning detail with a line of wooden 3D contour maps of iconic lakes and coastlines in Canada, the United States and Australia, as well as custom maps, offering any seascape or lakeside locale a person calls home (or home away from home). With a passion for water and the often unseen beauty that lies below the surface, Percy sees the maps as a way of connecting people with their environment. In fact, he made the first map, his home of Moreton Bay, Australia, as a gift for his father.
Combining modern surveying techniques and CAD technology with the art of cartography, Pangea Maps are made from layers of plywood. Carefully considering the scale and composition of each map, Percy sources accurate bathymetric data (underwater topography) for each location before laser-cutting the plywood sheets to form the contours of the ocean floor. When finished, each map goes into a hardwood frame and is finished with a layer of plexiglass and shipped in a beautiful wooden box.
With an early focus on the Australian coastline, in December of 2016 Pangea Maps turned its attention to North America. A new line of maps features coastlines and lakes including Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Great Lakes, Boston, and New York. For each custom map sold, Pangea will donate $50 to the Ocean Cleanup, an organisation developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, with an aim to clean up 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.
About Pangea Maps
Pangea Maps was born out of a love for the water, with an aim to capture the vastness and beauty below the water’s surface. Using bathymetric data, Pangea’s 3D maps depict the contours of the ocean floor and reveal those treasured spots where we can surf, dive, swim, sail and play.
“Pangea” was the first supercontinent which, over 300 million years, broke up into the 7 continents we know today. It is the coastlines of these continents that form our saltwater playground and inspire Pangea’s ever-growing line of maps. Pangea is passionate about protecting the world’s oceans and coastlines. It encourages people to connect with their environment by appreciating it from a whole new perspective.