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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock

Click on "Add to Cart" button for personalization options and instructions. Buy the Map Clock and the Easel for $79.

Price: $65.00

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Using seamless USGS topographic data, we're able to create home decor featuring maps of your most meaningful places. Provide any U.S. address and artisans in New England will create a clock on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble-that reproduces a map of your location.


The map will show topographical information covering nine square miles including your chosen location, with some main streets and major landmarks. A small compass rose will indicate your chosen location and the address you provide will be featured on the personalized map legend. See the images above for examples of maps featuring both rural and suburban areas. Comes ready to hang, or use our forged-steel easel (sold separately) to display the clock as a desk accessory.


Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery to the continental U.S. and 4-6 weeks for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.


One AA battery, not included. 8" square.


What are topographical maps? Topographical maps display land features such as elevation, roads, water, mountains, and some significant landmarks. Town and county names are sometimes shown. Streets are sometimes labeled.


How old are the maps? Our maps were originally drawn as long ago as 1890 and may have been updated many times since. Each map has been updated at least as recently as 2008.


Why isn’t a specific street shown on my map? Cartography is the delicate balance between aesthetics and the need to convey huge amounts of information. The level of detail is dependent on the location and elevation, just as it is with online map services.


Why do you need a postal address? We create a 9-mile-square map with your chosen address just off center. We also type this address in the map legend. Please double-check the spelling! We do catch and fix most errors, but your help is much appreciated.


My map is off by a few miles or many miles! On rare occasions our mapping software does not recognize a location. This is more likely to happen in rural areas—you may have had similar experiences with online mapping services. If we do accidentally handcraft an incorrect map, we will work with you to determine the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of your location and create a new map for you using that data.


Why is my map so busy/so sparse? The charm of this product is that we use real maps, which are unique to every address. A map of New York City (population more than 8 million) will include many streets and alleys. A map of Box Elder, Montana (population just under 800), will be the exact opposite.


Our rustic tiles are carved from large marble blocks, ensuring that no two stones will ever be exactly alike. Then the pieces are tumbled to give them character that can be seen on every surface, edge, and corner. The result is a one-of-a-kind keepsake with more personality that would be possible from a piece of manufactured ceramic. Please see additional images for an example of a tumbled marble tile.


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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Conversation piece (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (9), No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So pleased with this purchase

    Christmas for the person who has everything is always difficult. This is an answer. I loved the elegance and to be able to personalize to fit your individual is wonderful. I would suggest...Read complete review

    Christmas for the person who has everything is always difficult. This is an answer. I loved the elegance and to be able to personalize to fit your individual is wonderful. I would suggest purchasing the offered stand for this item. I am very happy with my choice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great idea but wait a minute --

    The clock is great looking but did not display the requested street, though it exists on many maps and is bigger, more significant than very small streets shown. A major disappointment. Accompanying print...Read complete review

    The clock is great looking but did not display the requested street, though it exists on many maps and is bigger, more significant than very small streets shown. A major disappointment. Accompanying print completely misrepresents the if and why certain street names may not appear.

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    4.0

    Graduation gift

    By Nana Sally

    from Carpinteria, CA

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          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

          Bought both the "My Town" clock and the easel and stand for a college graduation present for my grandson -- with the map of his school, University of Notre Dame. Haven't given it to him yet, but I'm confident that he will love it. A nice keepsake with a practical aspect, it will be a decorative reminder of his 4 college years and will be useful as well.

          Had not expected it to be so colorful. Colors in the map are pink, green, blue and cream

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          My Town map clock

          By None

          from Florida

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                I have not seen this item yet. It was a gift to my daughter who lives in another State. She placed it on her mantelpiece in her new home and loves it. It was a very appropriate item for her home. Based on what she told me, It' is unique, and I would consider buying another one again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                So Unique!

                By mediasandy

                from media, pa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Conversation piece
                • Unique
                • Well-made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                    A conversation piece. Well-made & unique. Keeps time perfectly.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Gift Idea

                    By Bob R

                    from Bellevue, WA

                    Verified Reviewer

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                          Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                          Great, unique Gift Idea, although: 1) the topo is relatively large scale, so individual streets are pretty small on the map, and 2) better confirm the Lat/Lon of the house address (it might differ between Google Maps, Bing Maps, and USGS Maps). We found Google to be in error.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Great personalized gift.

                          By Sarah F

                          from Decatur, GA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good For Map Lovers
                          • Ideal Gift Price
                          • Perfect gift item
                          • Personalized

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthday or holiday gift
                            • Office appropriate
                            • Self

                            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                            This was a great present for my Dad's birthday. I obtained his childhood address from my aunts. They weren't sure of the exact house number which was not a problem, the map was created around the street name only. I took other buyers' advice and bought the stand together with the clock. Nat Geo had a sale for the combination so my total including shipping was under $100. I will probably buy more of these for other family members and plan on trying the coasters as well.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            Great gift for someone who has moved!

                            By Kayak Alice

                            from Saratoga, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive
                            • Interesting

                            Cons

                            • Would Like To Pick Scale

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                              As we just moved to a lake, this is a fun clock for us and our friends to see where we are on the lake. It is a great conversation piece.

                              I would have liked to pick the scale - our lake is very small, and I would have preferred to show the whole lake. Our house would not have been centered, and that would be okay.

                              My realtor agrees that it would be a great gift for her clients.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              wonderful map clock

                              By Kathy

                              from Colorado

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Really Neat

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                  The map clock is sitting on the easel and looks beautiful. It is so unique! I'm extremely happy with both products. They were delivered in record time.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Good idea BUT...

                                  By Pam

                                  from MA

                                  Pros

                                  • Creative
                                  • Unique

                                  Cons

                                  • No preview
                                  • Uneditable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Decor

                                  Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                  I bought a few of these as Christmas gifts. From a distance they look nice but looking closer it seems pretty clear there is no one inspecting them before they are printed.

                                  For example, on one of the clocks the legend on the bottom left corner is obstructing the town name. So instead of "Tyngsborough" all you can see is "sborough". On one of the other clocks the #3 is printed directly over a famous landmark. Had the map been shifted a little bit in any direction that wouldn't have been the case. Both problems could have easily been avoided had someone been checking them.

                                  It's really too bad because this is such a great gift idea. I wouldn't buy this again or recommend it to anyone until there is some sort of preview before purchasing or some other way to avoid these sloppy mistakes.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Wonderful gift--

                                  By sentimental mom

                                  from buffalo grove il

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Sentimental

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gift
                                    • Meaningful Places

                                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                    I gave this to my daughter and her partner since they were moving from their treasured neighborhood in the city to a new house in the suburbs.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Unique gift

                                    By none

                                    from Marblehead MA

                                    Pros

                                    • Personal
                                    • Unique
                                    • Useful

                                    Cons

                                    • Akward To Send As Gift
                                    • Deliverpurchase Problem
                                    • Stand Clock Come Seper

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock:

                                      The clock & staqnd come seperately - akward to send as gift. very well recived.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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