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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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Metal Easel

Heavyweight forged-steel easel holds many of our personalized tile products.

Price: $18.00

Item# :2000181

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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 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (11)
  • Personal (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Conversation piece (3)
  • Personalized (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34), No (18)

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

Unique Gift

By Baseball babe

from Daly City, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom Wall

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

    Love this attractive item to my bedroom decor or even any other room in my house. It's very accurate and easy to read.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    handsome and unique

    By Grams & Pops

    from Blairsville, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Map
    • Easy To Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        To our dismay, the map background was the wrong town in a neighboring county. To our delight, the customer service personnel immediately ordered a replacement, and it arrived within a week, with the correct map depicting our neighborhood.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Wonderful!!!

        By Beachside

        from Daytona Beach, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Appealing
        • Good Size
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Harder To Hang Flat
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Guest Room
        • My House

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

        My street/house is directly across from the Atlantic Ocean off A1A in Central Florida. Those of you who have driven this in the Daytona Beach area know how scenic it is. This creates a great backdrop for my specific version of the clock since it is mostly water. If you live in a more densely populated area away from any natural wonders such as water or mountains, this clock for you address probably won't be anything special.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Gift!

        By Ms. Wigs

        from Biloxi, MS

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Unusual
        • Well-made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

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

          I bought this for my son's birthday but it has ended up i the living room because it is so attractive. It's so attractive and the map was done so that both the Mississippi Sound (south of us)and Back Bay (north of us) are shown.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Unique gift idea

          By Cypress Ridge

          from Central Coast, California

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Different Gift Idea
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On A Desk

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

            This a gift. Not yet given. But I know it will e well-received and useful.....

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            old town

            By lola

            from yulee, florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Very Unique

            Cons

            • Not Up To Date

            Best Uses

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

              though they did have some main streets on the, the exact address was not.. if you read the fine print, maps were updated 2008. i'm pretty sure the address was there for at least 13 yrs, it did not have the subdivision I was wanting.. still unique, but not as good as I thought it would be

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great idea. Needs work.

              By Bobolink

              from Miami

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Map
              • Graphics Very Clear

              Cons

              • Needs Second Hand

              Best Uses

              • Vacation Home Wall Clock

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

              I bought one for some friends with a vacation home. It was a perfect combination of novelty and utility. They pored over the map and were greatly appreciative. After a week, they bought a new mechanism online because it had a second hand -- it was an easy upgrade.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Clock performs flawlessly!

              By Kaija

              from Royal Oak, Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Time
              • Helpful Customer Relation
              • Nice Personal Gift
              • Speedy Delivery

              Cons

              • Wrong Location Initially

              Best Uses

              • Great Gift

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

              We use the clock at our cottage. It looks beautiful and the map shows nearby town and roads. It would help to have all 12 numerals on the clock. With just 12, 3, 6, and 9, it is a little difficult to tell time accurately for the hours in between.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great personalized gift

              By Mom of a picky son

              from Detroit Lakes, MN

              Pros

              • Nicely crafted
              • unique gift

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I purchased this as a gift for our son and daughter-in-law. The map frames their urban neighborhood perfectly. It' s now hanging in their living room. A gift giving win!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  "Country roads, take me home......."

                  By Plain Jane

                  from Greencastle, IN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Nice size
                  • Personalized gift
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business
                    • Classroom
                    • Den
                    • Home Office
                    • Principal's Office

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

                    It is rare to find something as utilitarian as a clock that can offer the opportunity for an individual to be transported to a place on the face of the earth that can stimulate memories of special events or times. For anyone who enjoys maps, time pieces, or sentimental items, this is the perfect gift. My "difficult to by for" brother was very impressed at Christmas!!!! I was concerned that the rural area where our childhood home is would not have much interest or detail. Fortunately,the abundance of small lakes and ponds gave the clock face a nice touch!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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