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''My Town'' Custom Aerial Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
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''My Town'' Custom Aerial Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$139.95

Price: $139.95

Item# :2000180

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Give a one-of-a-kind heirloom with this wooden Victorian jigsaw puzzle based on the ariel photo view of your choice. The puzzle slowly reveals itself piece by piece as you assemble your neighborhood, starting with familiar areas and discovering new ones along the way. Pick any street address in the United States and we'll craft a 300-piece puzzle using 3mm European birch plywood, with your chosen address at the center of a six-by-four-mile scale map.


Not only is each piece of the puzzle a different shape, but 15 of the pieces are novelty shapes called "whimsies," because puzzle-makers in the 19th century cut them on a whim. Your puzzle will show main roads, contour lines, water features, vegetation, and notable buildings.


See the alternate views above for examples of what puzzles might look like for urban, suburban, and rural areas.


Arrives in a drawstring velvet bag within a handsome storage box. 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. Specify your U.S. postal address for the delivery location. Puzzles are made in the UK and sent to the U.S. for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. We regret that shipment tracking information is not available for these items. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery.


  • 18 1/2"W x 12 1/4"H.
  • This puzzle now comes with a reference image of your chosen location.

Which mapping base is used? We use the latest aerial imagery from Digital Globe Inc.


How old is the mapping? The majority of the aerial imagery we use was taken on flights by Digital Globe between 2012 and 2013. Digital Globe updates their datasets on a daily basis as they continue to re-fly over areas. We have a live link into their database to ensure that we always access the latest available imagery.


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


My puzzle appears slightly dark, why is this? It is the policy of Digital Globe to fly on clear days, but there may be times when this hasn’t occurred, or when cloud formation makes the image less bright. In more rural areas, the image could have a large amount of tree coverage, although Digital Globe does try to fly in autumn and winter when leaves are off the trees.


Why is my jigsaw not centered correctly? We have invested in the latest geocoding technology to help us center your image on a full street address and zip code. This information is derived from the USPS delivery point for each address; on rare occasions, if this point is not adjacent to your house (for example if the USPS delivery point is at the end of a very long driveway or at a P.O. Box) it is possible that your house may be pictured slightly off center. If this happens, all we need is be the latitude and longitude to re-create your puzzle to that exact location.


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''My Town'' Custom Aerial Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
 
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1.0

Horrible waste of money!

By Ed

from Lancaster, NY

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Comments about ''My Town'' Custom Aerial Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle:

Nasty photo which is not current and not zoomed in enough. Can't see your house. I bought this as a gift for my nephews and will throw it away. National Geo should refund this sham but won't.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great puzzle, wrong place!

By That Library Lady

from Cardwell, Montana

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Image Definition
  • Quality Puzzle Pieces

Cons

  • Completely Wrong Location

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    Comments about ''My Town'' Custom Aerial Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle:

    I should have called and provided map coordinates and not just gone solely with the street address, as the online purchase process requests. On the re-do, the customer service person suggested I provide map coordinates, to be certain the next one is correct. Order over-carefully!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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