Friday , December 1 2023

Road map of Statia published, Saba’s map is four years in delay

The Daily Herald writes that Cartographer Michal Kasprowski has published the first-ever road map of St. Eustatius, as well as road maps of Antigua and Barbuda, and of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. “Map Man” Kasprowski hails from Poland, but is calling French St. Martin his home since 2002. Almost immediately after his arrival on the island, he started working on making very detailed, up-to-date, and, therefore, also very reliable maps of St. Maarten, as well as of the neighbouring islands of Anguilla and St. Barths, and of Dominica. When St. Eustatius and Saba became “special entities” of the Netherlands, these islands ventured on street-naming and house-numbering projects, in compliance with Dutch postal laws.

The full-colour Statia map, which took four years in the making, is scaled 1:10,000 and spans 89 by 67 centimetres. It contains all the island’s street and road names and also easily identifies the various districts. The map also marks 39 diving and snorkelling sites, 17 hiking trails and the location of old forts, churches and gas stations, among many more details. Parks, Scubaqua and Super Burger. “I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Statia Planning Bureau team for helping me complete this project, and everyone who participated in adding the map details,” Kasprowski said.

A similar road map of Saba is still in the making. “The publication of the map of Saba needed to be postponed. The art work for the map has been completed a while ago. I am waiting over four years for the street names to be provided to me,” the cartographer said in explaining the delay.


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