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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: $69.00

Item# :2000184

Qty: Available, ships separately.



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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 50 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (6)
  • Conversation piece (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Gift (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (14), No (9)

    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

    My Town Clock

    By Susan

    from Carmel Indiana

    Pros

    • Bought It For My Husband
    • He Took It To His Office
    • Now Everyone Wants One
    • Very Clever Gift Idea

    Cons

    • Crowded Area View
    • Not easy to read

    Best Uses

    • great gift
    • Ng Is My Go To For Gifts

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

    I bought this for my husbands birthday. He loved it! I used his business address in Chicago for the map. Everyone in the office had to check the clock out. Just one AAA battery and with the perfect size it goes anywhere! Only thing I noticed was that the area is very congested so in some areas difficult to read. However that said we still really loved the whole idea. NG is a great gift idea source! I will be ordering more for family and friends. Very reasonable price for a very unique gift. I ordered the stand and it is a perfect fit and sturdy as well!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Beautiful, way cool personal gift!

    By gifter

    from Michigan

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

          Given as a gift. The recipient loved it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Superb!

          By Nana Sooze

          from Branchburg, NJ

          Verified Reviewer

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

                This was a housewarming gift, and the location on the clock is where the couple got engaged. Everything about this gift was perfect, from the quality of the piece to the map location on the face. I think this is a perfect wedding or new home gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                My Town Map Clock

                By Mad mike

                from South Carolina

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Very Innovative Product

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

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

                  This is a very unique product

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Unique Quality Item

                  By Creative Muse

                  from Pataskala, OH

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Quality
                  • Quick delivery
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      The map/clock was purchased for a second wedding gift and will be perfect for a couple who have everything they need. The map/clock has several major streets listed; graphics and color are sharply defined; the designated address is indicated with a compass image. Quality image!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      2.0

                      Disappointing choice

                      By NanMarie

                      from Marin County, CA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Could Have Been Anyplace
                        • No Defining Characteristi
                        • Poor Choice Of Map Area
                        • Very disappointing

                        Best Uses

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

                          Though we gave the address of our ranch, the area chosen was way too big, and so showed no defining characteristics which would show our ranch, i.e., Ruby River, Warm Springs Creek, buildings, nearby road.

                          Would like to return it if possible.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          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

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                                          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

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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

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