About the globemaker

Jeffery wants to create wooden globes with the continents, oceans and mountain ranges carved in relief on the surface, so you can feel as well as see the geography of our planet.

Canadian Geographic

Meet the B.C. software developer who wants to bring back the globe

globemaker Mark Jeffery

I’ve always wanted a globe as an elegant, inspiring focus in my home. Yet the globes I find in stores are made of plastic and cheaply printed in gaudy colours: far from elegant, far from inspiring.

I want to change that. I’m on a quest to carve beautiful globes from fine hardwood, with the continents rising from the oceans and the mountains from the plains in exquisite three-dimensional relief.

– Mark Jeffery, Globemaker

The Canadian Cartographic Association

goodwoodglobes at The Canadian Cartographic Association

Watch my talk Reinventing the Globe at the CCA Conference 2019 here

Mark Jeffery is a maker, writer, coder, product engineer and part-time paramedic.

Born in London, England, he’s a globetrotter who’s been to all seven continents, and lived for a time on four of them, including Antarctica.

He now lives in the mountain town of Rossland in the Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada.

ice cliffs in Antarctica
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