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National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle

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$39.95

Price: $39.95

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Our custom map puzzle brings you even closer to your most meaningful place. For centuries, maps have helped us make sense of the world around us. This unique jigsaw puzzle lets you discover even more about the areas you know well. Your journey starts with a house-shaped center piece and grows, one “ah-ha!” moment at a time, into a six-by-four-mile topographic map. Streams and roads, forests and lakes reveal themselves as your 400-piece puzzle takes shape, resulting in a distinctive perspective on the places that mean the most to you. Specify recipient’s full U.S. address, including street number and name, city, state, and zip code.


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. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery. U.S. postal addresses only.


12 1/4"W x 18 1/2"L completed.


Which mapping base is used? We use the Delorme North America Raster Map base. This is a modern, street-style, topographical map base, which reveals most major roads and names many but not all streets, towns, cities, lakes, streams, and selected points of interest. The mapping also includes contours and a subtle relief shading effect.


How old is the mapping? The Delorme mapping we use is taken from their 2012 dataset.


How much area will my puzzle cover? The puzzle always covers six miles east to west and four miles north to south. The center will have a house-shaped piece, which is a good place to start!


Will my street be named? Not always. Delorme includes more than 7.1 million miles of roads in this dataset. They aim to label as many streets as possible but there isn’t space to label every street. There is a balance between naming every street and leaving room to display other local information such as neighborhood names and points of interest.


Why is my jigsaw not centered correctly? We have invested in the latest up-to-date technology to help us center on a full street address with zip code. However, in some rural areas the geocoding engines cannot site center with as much accuracy as is possible with more urban areas; in rare circumstances, your house may be slightly off center. If this happens, all we need is the latitude and longitude of your chosen center point to re-create your puzzle to that exact location.


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National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle
 
3.7

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (31), No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The "My Town " Puzzle is a great idea .

      The map puzzle shows our relatives' geography
      very well . We think they will be pleased with
      the gift .

      The map puzzle shows our relatives' geography
      very well . We think they will be pleased with
      the gift .

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointing

      Location not marked, Contained too much ocean and not enough of the peninsula we wanted.

      Location not marked, Contained too much ocean and not enough of the peninsula we wanted.

      Reviewed by 41 customers

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      2.0

      Fell short for NatGeo Standards

      By Disappointed Gifter

      from Lancaster, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attention to detail
      • fun

      Cons

      • Slow Exchange
      • Wrong Customization

      Best Uses

        Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

        Great idea for a puzzle, but the maps were very old. Ordered in 2014 and the map was from 2002. Not great as gift for a new homeowner. First puzzle received was a completely different state and needed to be exchanged. I love NatGeo but they dropped the ball on this one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        it is simple to use

        By sergio

        from montreal qc

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

              I use it at the camps and house

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              "My Town" - Best Gift Ever

              By Home Again

              from Silver Spring, MD

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Learn Your Neighborhood
              • More Fun With A Partner
              • Tests Your Memory

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Brings People Together
                • Brings People Together Ar

                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                Having bought this as a gift for my husband when we moved to a new city, I now give it as a gift to family and friends who move. What a great way to get familiar with the street, parks, waterways! Working on it together is a delightful sharing of knowledge and ignorance.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                My Town Puzzle

                By Jeanne

                from Yellow Springs, OH

                Pros

                • Challenging and fun

                Cons

                • Appropriately Frustrating

                Best Uses

                • Fun Evenings

                Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                Very clever idea!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome gift with a little surprise!

                By Love to Travel

                from Amarillo, Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Educational
                • fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational
                  • Entertainment
                  • Group activity

                  Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                  The puzzle is very well made, challenging but not too difficult. Even as an adult who has lived here most of my life, I still learned some things about my part of town. And, there is a cute little surprise right in the middle of the puzzle.
                  The only negative about the puzzle is that there is quite a bit of undeveloped land area included. But, even that was fun to put together.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great puzzle.

                  By John

                  from Linton,Indiana

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good instructions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                      Once I figured out where I was at, the puzzle was a piece of cake. Looks great. I went and got Puzzle Saver Glue and mounted in a frame.The only problem is I dont where to hang it.HAHA
                      Took me about 10 hrs off and on to put it together.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      wonderful map puzzle

                      By Scott

                      from McLean NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                            Example exactly as expected

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            My Town Puzzle

                            By Aunt

                            from Longmont, CO

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Orientation To Town

                            Cons

                            • Out of date

                            Best Uses

                            • Teenagers About To Drive

                            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                            The map didn't include my niece's housing development which was over 10 years old.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            You will always have a piece of home!

                            By Sharon

                            from Deptford, NJ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                                  A gift for fun activity

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Great idea

                                  By Nanny Clark

                                  from North Carolina

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Concept

                                  Cons

                                  • Maps Used Outdated

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle:

                                    Ordered these for my grandchildren for Christmas. Maps used to make puzzle are outdated and don't even show the neighborhood where our granddaughters live and they have been there since 2006. Map says 2012 but I don't believe it since none of the streets near them are shown.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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