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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.
$65.00

Price: $65.00

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
 
4.2

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (9)
  • Personal (4)
  • Conversation piece (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (23), No (13)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor service bookends this flawed item

The map imprint is a hybrid of original topo data and, in my case, some sloppy additions. It's clear from the different font and point sizes, recent attempts have been to modify the...Read complete review

The map imprint is a hybrid of original topo data and, in my case, some sloppy additions. It's clear from the different font and point sizes, recent attempts have been to modify the map. These modifications apparently do not include any proofing as evidenced by two glaring misspellings of significant roads. In several places, two-track seasonal hiking trails have been "upgraded" with red/orange lines to indicate improved, full-blown roads. It's perplexing and inaccurate. This writing is six days out from my request to hear from NatGeo Customer Service, who pledged a reply within 24-hours. Coupled with the presumptuous "service" I received on the ordering end, this has been a bust.

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5.0

Perfect for me

By mimi/momma

from St. Pete Beach, FL

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

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

      It was more colorful than I expected and I love that. Is personalized to our location and works well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Gift

      By rundonrun

      from tri cities tn

      Pros

      • Looks Great Gift

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

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

        We got this map clock several years ago and love it. Everyone that see it, ask where can they get one. We received as a gift, now we order them as gifts. Keeps good time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

        By KMarie

        from Kansas City, KS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Decorative
        • Functional
        • Interesting
        • Lovely
        • Personal
        • Sentimental
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decorative

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

          This is the second "My Town" Map Clock that I have ordered from National Geographic, and I couldn't be more pleased. The first was a gift for my father and the second was a gift for my uncle. I chose two locations that were significant to our family. I was very impressed with the quality of the product. The first clock was of a rural location, while the second clock was an address in a small town in the Rocky Mountains. The perspectives were very different, but no less fascinating. On the second clock, the entire town was pictured with the distinct location marked with a "star". My uncle was very pleased to receive this clock and I would happily order a third.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality and detail are perfection!

          By Ally

          from Braham MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • ALL GOOD

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Enjoy In Any Room Of Home

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

          I showcase this with easel in my office, I receive many compliments, A wonderful conversation piece. It is such a nice quality Map Clock of my hometown, which brings back special childhood memories.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor service bookends this flawed item

          By Bummed in Gichigami

          from Ashland, Wis

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                The map imprint is a hybrid of original topo data and, in my case, some sloppy additions. It's clear from the different font and point sizes, recent attempts have been to modify the map. These modifications apparently do not include any proofing as evidenced by two glaring misspellings of significant roads. In several places, two-track seasonal hiking trails have been "upgraded" with red/orange lines to indicate improved, full-blown roads. It's perplexing and inaccurate. This writing is six days out from my request to hear from NatGeo Customer Service, who pledged a reply within 24-hours. Coupled with the presumptuous "service" I received on the ordering end, this has been a bust.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Map clock review

                By Matt

                from Lamoille NV

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ordering Was Difficult

                  Best Uses

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

                    The manufacturer could not find the address so I had to send latitude and longitude. They then read the latitude wrong and sent the wrong area. I then had to call and correct the latitude and finally got the right clock.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Address totally incorrect

                    By harpy

                    from Plentywood, MT

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                      Cons

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

                          I gave this to my husband as a Christmas gift. We live on a farm and the address is totally incorrect on the map.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          1.0

                          Map is totally incorrect

                          By harpy

                          from Plentywood, MT

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                            Cons

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

                                Gave to my husband as a Christmas gift. We live on a farm and the roads are TOTALLY INCORRECT. It was an embarrassment.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                5.0

                                Best present!

                                By Kiki

                                from Avon, CT

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Very unique
                                • Very Unique And Interesti

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Display on desk

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

                                  We purchased these clocks for our bosses.
                                  They absolutely loved the idea of their hometown maps. We are remodeling our office and they can't wait to put them on their new desks.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Christmas present

                                  By 1cisco32

                                  from Brownsburg, IN

                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                        Great gift for someone who has everything

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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