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Chicago-centered World Map 8.5 x 11 in.
This Chicago, IL- centered map is an example of a city-centered azimuthal equidistant map. It provides information about distance from Chicago to every other location in the world. It is a great map for residents of Chicago, but not much help if you don’t live there. And because any map has to distort SOME aspect of the truth, the further you get from Chicago, the worse the distortion of shapes. We have a Toronto-centered azimuthal equidistant map explained in detail in our book SEEING THOUGH MAPS (see page 28) if you’d like more information on how and why these city-centered maps are created. Samples of the Chicago map are printed in color on the front, with an explanation of azimuthal equidistant maps on the reverse.  Sample maps are printed at 8.5” x 11” and are $7.50.
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Toronto-centered world map poster

Leonard Guelke created this projection to tell you exactly how far it was from anywhere on Earth to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Draw a straight line on this map from Toronto to anywhere in the world and, with some simple math, you've got the real-world distance. In order to achieve this benefit, you need to sacrifice some shapes and sizes.
Original poster size laminated 30”x31” Price: $295.00
Original size synthetic paper 30”x31” (suitable for framing Price: $284.00
Spring roller mounted - 46'' x 48'' Price: $374.00
Laminated oversize 62'' x 64'' Price: $404.00
Synthetic paper oversize 54'' x 56'' (suitable for framing) Price: $424
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World Map for People in the USA - 11 x17 in.

We can customize a map like this for any city in the world! (only $199)
The traditional world map is poorly suited to understanding global relationships in our present era in which these relationships have become increasingly important to all peoples on earth. Traditional and current world maps are mostly centered on the equator, and project the round world as a rectangle or ellipse. This means the world is broken up along the edges, usually in the middle of an ocean (east/west) or at the poles (north/south), providing the map user with an inadequate image of global relationships. The equator-centered world maps all distort distance relationships. This makes it look as though the shortest routes between places invariably follow lines of latitude. The map user has no idea that direct routes often go over or near the poles or across a divided ocean. 
A REVOLUTIONARY NEW MAP FOR PEOPLE IN THE USA


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Africa´s World 11 x 17 in.
This Africa-centered global perspective on the planet is an azimuthal equal area map. The map is centered on the Equator and 15 degrees East as a convenient geographical center point of the continent. The world is shown as spreading outwards in all directions from that point. It provides information about distance from this central point in Africa to every other location in the world. It also shows all the countries at the same scale and in proportion. It is a great map for residents of Africa, but not much help if you don’t live there. And because any map has to distort SOME aspect of the truth, the further you get from Africa, the worse the distortion of shapes. Sample Africa map, 11”x 17” - $11.00 each.
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Mecca-centered Map Postcard

A New Teaching Resource - a world map with Mecca at the center. Front of the postcard explains, "... On this new world map the direction of Mecca and the shortest distance between Mecca and any other place in the world is easily measured by a straight line..."     10 Pack - $8.00       100 Pack - $40.00


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Florida Promotional Postcards
Want to promote your city or state? Want to promote the unique attractions of your company headquarters? Here’s an opportunity for businesses in Florida to created a promotional postcard with this attractive message on the color side, and the reverse side is totally customizable to the personal message you want to put out. This particular postcard is sized at 6” x 9”. The principle behind these powerful promotional tools is the same one behind the other City-centered titles shown on our City-centered Maps page. Detailed pricing on BACKGROUND page.
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Mecca-centered Map Magnet

Intrigue your friends with this great conversation-starter. Oversized magnet with sturdy 10 mil lamination. Attaches to any metallic surface. Great for your refrigerator or office file cabinet. Also available in the Population Map, the Peters Map, or Waterman Butterfly Map. Same images as found on our map postcards. Makes a great holiday stocking stuffer.
Mecca-centered Map Magnet (4 x 6) Price: $5.00
Mecca-centered Map Magnet (4 x 6) - 5 for the price of 4 - Price: $20.00

 


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Longest Sailing Route on a Straight Line

Cartographer Len Guelke puts a new twist on Twisted Sifter's Longest Sailing Route on Earth Map. Scroll down to Map # 38 on this page to see the original  map.  Both maps show the longest route one can sail on earth -- but on different map projections.  

Guelke's a proponent of Azimuthal Maps (see City centered maps on our web site from top toolbar on our main maps page). The twisted Sifter site shows one intriguing representation, which appears as peculiar curve. Guelke's map shows the route as a straight line in two dimensions, using the map projection best suited to depicting this longest route.

This map is available in a variety of custom fomats. Please call 800-736-1293 or email odtstore@odt.org or SKYPE us at ODTinc to get a quote for this map produced to your specifications. More detail can be added to show cities of interest to you!


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