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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4
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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4

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$49.00

Price: $49.00

Item# :2000183

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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 coaster set 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.


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.


Each coaster is 4" square.


What is TOPO? 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. TOPO! is National Geographic’s own series of topographical maps.


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.


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.


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.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent--Just One Suggestion

I bought these for my parents a few years ago. The area I wanted is a small town in northeastern Massachusetts. My family has a strong connection to this town, so I thought...Read complete review

I bought these for my parents a few years ago. The area I wanted is a small town in northeastern Massachusetts. My family has a strong connection to this town, so I thought it would be perfect. Everything about the coasters was exactly what I had hoped for. Everyone loved them so much I wanted to buy them again for my boyfriend's family. However, his family doesn't have any particular connection to the US. His parents are from England and he and his siblings were born and grew up at their home in northern Italy--near one of the lakes--the perfect location for these coasters! I was so disappointed to discover that this item (and the others like it) are limited to US locations only. My only suggestion, because these really are wonderful products, is so expand to other countries. I would certainly get these again. Thank you!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Map rubs off with use as coaster...

When glasses sweat onto the coaster, it appears to wear off the map print over time (2 years of moderate use). Advise when giving as gift to tell recipient they're mostly decorative...Read complete review

When glasses sweat onto the coaster, it appears to wear off the map print over time (2 years of moderate use). Advise when giving as gift to tell recipient they're mostly decorative & you're good to go :) Still an awesome gift!

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5.0

Eye-catching gift

By Amish frau

from Goshen, IN

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Excellent Workmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

      I wished it would have more narrowed down & displayed more towns instead of every topographical element. The name Middlebury was on a rounded edge instead of prominently displayed. It was a great gift for a son who has everything & is so picky as to what gets displayed. & used.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      1.0

      Impossible to see

      By ExNGCust

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Shipping Was Fine

      Cons

      • Impossible To Find Home

      Best Uses

        Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

        Sorry, but I needed a magnifying glass to find the home location on these, and even then wasn't sure that it was there. Unfortunately, these were to be a gift and I decided to return them. As they were, they were just a decent coaster without specific home location showing. Surrounding streets were there, but they certainly were far less than special.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        2.0

        Map used was wrong

        By Disappointed in Seattle

        from Seattle, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

        Could not find a current or historical map like the one used. Now I stuck with it because I can not return it unless they used the wrong address

        Many map companies let you preview the map on-line before you purchase. Nat Geo did not

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        "My Town" Map Coasters Set

        By Susan

        from Greensboro,NC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

        I wanted a remembrance gift about the location and that's exactly what I got...very good quality and useful as coasters, too.
        The only thing I might suggest is a wooden holder to place the coasters so they could be used as a trivet also...just a thought.
        I also purchased a trivet as a gift for another person...also excellent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stocking stuffer

        By DB

        from Camdenton, MO

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Unique and personalized

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

            I go to NGS for unique gifts. This was small enough and personalized. I expect good quality and these coasters met my needs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Delighted

            By Wowed!

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

            I am the person whose review was titled "Disappointed." And now, I'm the person who's DELIGHTED! Thanks to extraordinary customer service from a company that clearly cares about its products, I have a whole new set of coasters that accurately reflects the streets in my town. Each coaster is different, and it's fun and fascinating to look at them. I'm grateful to the rep who took the time and had the interest in making sure they were done right. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this product, and am sure it'll be the WOW gift for my sister that I'd hoped it would.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Caveat Emptor

            By Wowed!

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

            SO disappointing! I had intended this as a WOW gift for my sister, given that this is the town in which we grew up. I searched diligently for our street and those surrounding it...not to be found. I saw some streets I recognized on various coasters, but not ours. I am puzzled that a reputable outfit such as National Geographic would offer this, and I WILL NOT order again from this group. A huge (and not inexpensive) mistake. Who'd know! But now, you do. Caveat emptor!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Very detailed

            By Catmom

            from New Bern, NC

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Pretty Close Into Our Nei

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Table

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

              Our geographical area is so gorgeous on a map, I am sorry I did not use another landmark than our house, to see the rivers and tributaries, the downtown street grids, etc. These are specific to our house location though, so that is as advertised.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              National Geographic MY TOWN Coasters

              By Trebor

              from Bston

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

              The coasters are great. I was having an issue with old coasters being picked up y a wet glass. These Nat Geo coasters are thick tumbled marble- quite substantial.
              Since they contain a local map for my area, they are doubly great. Could not be more pleased. I cannot speak for long-term durability yet since I have had them but a few weeks.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best Closing Gift for Clients Buying Homes!!!

              By Melissa the Realtor

              from Covington, KY

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Coasters - Set of 4:

              I have been buying these for my clients as they buy homes (I'm a realtor) and everyone just LOVES them!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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