Use the search box in the upper left corner to type in the location of which you would like to make a map. You can change the type of map by clicking the two previews on the right side, or choose from even more map styles by scrolling down.
I chose Oklahoma City, because that's where I live.
It was originally set on terrain, but I decided to switch to toner. Toner would be the PERFECT way to make maps for wedding invitations. Literally, it would be just perfect.
You can also zoom in and out using the yellow buttons under the search box. I decided to get a little closer.
To get rid of the previews for other maps, click the yellow button in the bottom left right beside the current map style you have chosen to get rid of them. This also opens up the ability for you to make an image of a specific location or embed the map onto a webpage.
I want to create an image, so in the upper right corner I clicked <image>.
Doing so brings you to this page, where you can set the size and proportions of the picture. You can also change map styles here. The yellow box shows you the constraints of your map, and you can drag the map around until you get exactly what you want inside the yellow box.
Once you adjust all your settings, you can click "Make" in the upper right corner. It will begin to process your map image, which sometimes takes a little while. When it is done, you can click the map in the top of the queue on the right.
After you click your map, it will bring you to this page where you can right click and save it.
Here's how my map of Oklahoma City turned out!
One of my favorite settings to make maps with is the watercolor style. They are just simply beautiful. I made a map of the neighborhood I lived in while studying abroad. I just love the colors, it is so pretty!
I can't even name all the wonderful possibilities you can do with Stamen Maps, but I have lots of ideas that I'd eventually like to use it for.
Do you like to use maps in your decorations? Or are you wedding planning and needing a beautiful way to send a map in your invitations? I hope this little gem is helpful to anyone else who loves travel, maps, and beautiful images!