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ODT's collection of maps has the common theme of being unique views of the world. They reinforce the message, "Let's look at things from a fresh perspective!" The packaging on the tubed maps is beautiful.
A revised up-to-date desktop map (perfect for a placemat as well). Classic Peters colors on the front with all the detail that can fit. Includes a key with abbreviations for small countries, capitals noted along with coding for city size. Includes major rivers, lakes, and seas as well as mountain ranges. Perfect for grades 4-6 state geography standards. Suitable for adults as well as business situations. All new EXPLANATION printed in B&W on the reverse side. Laminated version comes in rounded corners with sturdy 3 mil, 2-sided edge seal lamination. Paper version comes folded or full-size.
Laminated - 11x17 inches $8.95Paper folded - 11x17 inches $6.00Paper - shipped flat - Price: $7.50 Laminated - 11x17 - shipped outside USA -$14.95
See the USA in true size! True proportion! Desktop Map: 13.5 '' X 22 '' Great for drilling on states and capitals. Copyright-free outline map on the reverse. Thought-provoking supplemental web-based questions and answers. Great for the classroom, for home-schoolers, for the office, or for the dinner table. Maps come in paper and laminated formats.
Back-to-school special for 2013 - $6 off the laminated map - Only $6.95 eachSPECIAL REDUCED PRICES: Available for less in packs of 5, 10, 30, and 50.We can also custom print this map at any size. A 22" x 36" custom map is $120.Depending on sunlight, order a gloss (low sun) or matt finish (to reduce glare).
Which is bigger, Greenland or China? With the traditional Mercator map Greenland and China look to be the same size but in reality China is almost 4 times larger! In response to such discrepancies, Dr. Arno Peters created an equal area map, a new world map that dramatically improves the accuracy of how we see the Earth. Come in a variety of formats: laminated; paper folded; spring roller mounted, oversize laminated, and synthetic paper oversize. Standard size is 35'' x 50''
The equal area Peters Map has attracted more press coverage, both praise and criticism, than any other map in history. It was featured in the hit TV show,The West Wing. Now, for the first time in North America, the Peters Map is available with one more novel, thought-provoking twist...the Pacific Ocean is in the middle. Prices range from $9.95 for folded paper (20.5'' x 32'') to $249 for a 64'' wide custom map.
A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. This is the map that President Jimmy Carter used to display his agency's efforts at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2002. Prices range from $10.95 for 11''x17'' laminated map to $249 for a 64'' wide custom map. For larger quantities, special pricing is available to schools and not-for-profit organizations.
A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. Prices vary $20 - $249.
This south-at-the-top map is a great educational tool. It challenges basic notions of ''up'' and ''down.'' True ''up'' from our standpoint on the earth, is away from the center, and the earth in space has no inherent up or down. To emphasize this point, this map includes an inset, which shows global views from various angles. In addition, other inset maps show examples of a variety of projections with notes on their merits and limitations. Prices vary $13.95 - $375. Our best value are the paper folded maps (24x36'' for $13.95 each). Also we may have damaged and oddball clearance maps for $8.50 or special volume pricing for schools and frame shops - to order these click here or go to our ''specials & bargains'' tab in the left hand toolbar -- or better yet, CALL US at 800-736-1293. The 2x3' size is perfect for stock 2x3' frames. It is also available in two types of special archival / ECF (elemental chlorine free) paper for framing under glass.
Printed on two sides - One with south on top (Australia-centered), the other with north on top (Africa-centered). A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. This is the map that President Jimmy Carter used to display his agency's efforts at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2002. Prices begin at $6. For larger quantities, special pricing is available to schools and not-for-profit organizations.
See where the human beings of the world live, and how many are where. A startling, provocative, and beautiful map. Each map comes with the reproducible, If the World Were a Village report. Sure to stimulate discussion. Perfect for teachers of Geography, Global Studies, History, or Economics/Trade.Also makes a unique and special gift. Prices from $20 - $375. We have special pricing for sets of 20 paper folded maps in the SPECIALS & BARGAINS section of this web site.
This is the most exciting and beautiful map we've seen in quite a while. It is a 14-sided polyhedral projection addressing both distortion and partitioning of land masses. The butterfly layout combines legibility and low distortion. This almost-equal-area version wall map (1996) is available now at a special price. A 2012 Waterman Pacific version and Waterman 2012 Atlantic version are now available directly from Steve Waterman. All Waterman maps are paper maps.In USA, order the paper, rolled, tubed 1996 version - 26.5'' x 38'' $24.95International Customers can order same map folded $42.79Volume/bulk pricing available - click on picture at left (5 -, 10- and 20-packs available)Some maps with frayed edges are available and come shipped rolled or folded. $12.00Limited stock on 2012 Waterman map - Atlantic version (not pictured here) - $89.00
This Raleigh Edition of the Dymaxion (TM) map, first designed in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a vivid color reproduction of the original rendition created by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1954 in his office there. We have reproduced the map exactly as it was first conceived and produced by its creator. Both the land masses and the grayscale shading in the oceans represent mean low annual temperatures. The visionary Fuller designed this map to help us recognize that 'we're all astronauts aboard a little spaceship called Earth.' Because it can be reconfigured into a variety of patterns, it also communicated the point that 'there are many ways to see the world.' Prices from $20.
NOW ON SALE: Paper folded $17.99
This Raleigh Dymaxion (TM) map is a desktop version at 1/4th of the size of the 22''x34'' full-size version we produced. It is perfect for a student desktop map, as it shows the sizes and shapes of the continents accurately. The paper format can be cut up and folded into the 20-sided polyhedron that Fuller started with. Or this size, when laminated, can make a snappy addition to your breakfast table as an exciting placemat. It's educational, as it has a lengthy explanation printed on the reverse side. The text on the map (being reduced in size) is hard to read, but the desktop version has the same vivid colors of the original. Call us for a quote on volume pricing 800-736-1293Laminated - 11'' x 17'' - Price: $8.95Laminated - 11'' x 17'' 4-Set - Buy 3 get one free! - Special Price: $26.85Paper - 11'' x 17'' - Price: $6.00Paper - 11'' x 17'' 4-Set - Buy 3 get one free! - Special Price: $18.00
Unique downunder viewpoint with cheeky Aussie humor. Stuart McArthur drew his first South-up map when he was 12 years old. At age 15, after being tormented for coming from the ''bottom of the world,'' Stuart resolved to one day publish a map with Australia at the top. Six years later, while at Melbourne University, he produced the world's first ''modern'' south-up map and launched it on Australia day in 1979. It has sold over 350,000 copies to date. Prices from $20. Many formats on sale now!
A good example of a "bad" global viewing map (although excellent for navigational purposes). A terrific tool for teachers to contrast with one of our equal-area world maps. Politically up-to-date as of 1993, this map was a joint venture project between MapLink and a professional artist & fabric designer. It is gorgeous! Laminated, rolled, tubed - 30" x 43" - Price: $29.95 - Sale: $25.95Laminated, not tubed - 30" x 43" - Price: $25.00 - Sale: $22.00 Paper folded $20.00
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: $99.00 Original size synthetic paper 30”x31” (suitable for framing Price: $119.00 Spring roller mounted - 46'' x 48'' Price: $199.00 Laminated oversize 62'' x 64'' Price: $229.00 Synthetic paper oversize 54'' x 56'' (suitable for framing) Price: $249Learn More About the Background of this map
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
Strebe Lenticular Equal-area projection - This equal area map is intriguing and beautiful. B&W student desk-top maps of the continent outline are available at our FREE MAPS & MORE page (see left-hand tool bar). This unique color map, first developed in 1995 by daan Strebe, is only available on a custom basis. Options on BACKGROUND page.
Learn how natural phenomena creates your dynamic planet. The map features detailed descriptions of Plate Tectonics, earthquakes & tsunamis, volcanoes, hotspots and impact craters. There is also a dedicated inset looking at one of the most emotive subjects in today’s news; Global Warming and the melting Arctic ice cap. Stock map size is 36.5x52.5''. Stock map is only available in paper rolled with a thin film lamination. Regularly $49. On sale now for $39. Free shipping in the USA. plus FREE 12-page color teacher's guide available HERE.
Global Perspective Maps: A set of ten maps, sized 11'' x 16'' printed back-to-back on heavy card stock (5 sheets total). Prepared by Russell H. Lenz, renowned Chief Cartographer of the Christian Science Monitor. Maps include: U.S. as seen from Canada (reproduced on page 47 of SEEING THROUGH MAPS ), Africa as seen from India, East Europe as seen from West Europe, Southeast Asia as seen from People's Republic of China, North Africa as seen from Mideast, People's Republic of China as seen from Japan, Central Africa as seen from South Africa, Soviet Union as seen from Southeast Asia, Latin America as seen from Cuba, and Mideast as seen from Israel. 11'' x 16.'' Five sheets, set of 10 maps for $15. Other formats (2'x3' - limited availability).
One of the most unusual maps of the USA we've ever seen. A south-on-top map, it features meticulously hand-drawn rivers and mountain ranges. The divisions between states are represented by dotted lines, so one sees the physical relief features first and foremost. This is a view of North America as if one were seeing it from an orbiting space station somewhere over Canada. Approx. 2' x 3'. Free second map if you send us a JPG image of your colored-in version of the map.
You will be amazed at the elaborate detail of this map. A south-on-top map of Central and South America featuring meticulously hand-drawn rivers and mountain ranges. Approx. 2' x 3'. Seen as if one were viewing it from an orbiting space station, the physical relief features are prominent. It’s a perfect coloring activity for children or for families working together.
Hand-drawn by Russell Lenz in 1968 for publication in the prestigious Christian Science Monitor, this map is a view of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea: North Africa on the left (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt) and Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey on the right. Approx. 2' x 3'. Seen as if one were viewing it from an orbiting space station, it features meticulously hand-drawn rivers and mountain ranges so you can understand the topography of the region.
Emphasizing the size of Africa, demonstrating the countries that fit within the African continent. Black & white. Possible student coloring activity for younger grades. Great comparison activity for older students when used in conjunction with an inflatable globe. Varoius sizes - smaller map available as a free downloadLARGE SIZE - 24" x 31" First Quality - paper rolled. $20 (Available ONLY to existing customers)LARGE SIZE - 24" x 31" Second Quality, creased edges. Ships in tube or folded (depending upon the rest of your order). $14MEDIUM SIZE: 13.5" x 17.5" - for $8.95 (includes reproduction rights)SMALL SIZE - 8.5x11" - for $1.22 (includes reproduction rights) Available as a free download for non-profit educational organizations.
An excellent regional map of tremendous importance for the education of students and adults. Place names in as many as 8 different languages, depending on the languages used in the specific country. The scale is 1:4,000,000. Economical paper folded version. $11.95. Size: 35x49” Copyright-free teaching maps also available at additional cost.
Volume pricing - 10 for $100
Includes two views as from space over the South Pole, size comparison with the U.S., boundaries of territorial claims by eight nations, and a physiographic diagram of the continent without its ice. Size: 22'' x 17'' wide. B&W. This series of maps was made in 1989. With global warming you can note the shrinkage of the ice sheet coverage, you can have your students use Google Earth and compare what's missing off this activity filled map. Ships rolled in a tube. First Quality maps - $7.95; Second Quality maps - $4.00
VOLUME PRICING: 25 maps for $75
Language Poster. Two years of research, design, and consultation with Stanford University linguists went into the production of this beautiful chart. Colorful and filled with fascinating and useful information. With it you can trace the history of the English language, find out how Tiwi relates to Pitjantjatjara, or discover the current top 12 languages of the world. Size of both the poster stock and paper/folded versions is approx 21'' x 33''. Available in heavy duty poster stock rolled in a tube $29.95. Or folded paper poster saddle stitched into a 12-page teacher's supplement with articles and activities for the classroom or home. $24.95 (This magazine edition is also available with companion book below). Click on product to see other specials ( companion Book Retail $15.00 - on sale for $9.95 or book plus $24.95 magazine version of map - $39,90 value for only $35.
[Ages 12+, 500 pieces] A topsy turvy world in 500 pieces! This jigsaw is based on the Hobo Dyer Equal Area Projection, but flipped - so not only does it have countries represented in the correct size in relation to one another (which most maps don't), it turns our normal perception of up and down on its head! Bonus: Includes 4 map postcards.Regular Price - $22.95
Puzzle - New - $22.95
This map is defined by its meticulous detail and accuracy. Each time zone has been extensively researched and measured against internationally recognized 'zones' versus local or defacto recognition. This is truly the world's best resource for time zone information. Includes Daylight Savings Time variations for those countries that use it. ISBN# is 092959154-2. Published by MapLink. Mercator Projection. 18'' x 34'' plus panels. Regular Price $8.95. Now on Sale for $6.95
Whoops! Inventory error. Our surplus…your map wrapping paper. Over two-and-1/2 pounds of high quality sterling gloss-type large format maps. That’s ten big maps with over 100 square feet of nifty wrapping paper. Ships with a tubed map (or other rolled map) for only $9.95 per package (it will fit in the same tube or long box). If you order with a non-tubed item, cost is $19.95 per package.
MAP DEALERS: Available in special packs of 27, 55, or 115. Call for details
Three of our most popular laminated wall maps, each individually packaged in plastic gift tubes with colorful and informative tube-top labels. Just tie a bow on them and they're ready to go. An engaging and provocative present. Great for graduation gifts.
Includes our most popular folded paper wall maps: The Population Map What's Up? South! MapHobo-Dyer (South-up, Africa centered version)Mercator Map Pacific Centered Peters Map plus the Hobo-Dyer desktop map - 11'' x 17'' (one side north-up, one side south-up).
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Four of our most popular laminated wall maps plus a desktop map:
These will come rolled together in a brown cardboard tube (eco-friendly packaging).
A book for parents, paper maps for kids, a DVD for all to watch, plus an inflatable Earth. Save more than $30 by buying this combo pack rather than purchasing the individual products. Combo Pack with inflatable 9” clear globe $69 Combo Pack with inflatable 16” clear globe $79
Includes two laminated maps:
Includes one of each laminated map:
A package of engaging and thought-provoking materials without ODT DVDs - valued at $258 for only $149!
Our bestselling book, Seeing Through Maps
Comes with both DVDs for $100 additional - $249 total ($436 value!)
Wall maps come in durable see-through tubes
This display consists of a laminated Peters Mini-map (11" x 17") along with 6 individual laminated Mercator comparison panels. The Peters map has two sturdy grommets at the top for hanging. At the bottom left is a 3rd grommet with a key ring. The ring holds the 6 comparison panels (taken from the bottom of the wall size map) and a Peters laminated postcard. These were originally used by our retailers for point-of-purchase educational displays. They are now available to classroom teachers. They are classic items and will never be published again. Limited quantities!
Peters Map Mini Display - 11" x 17"
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