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National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle

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$39.95

Price: $39.95

Item#:2002388

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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.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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National Geographic ''My Town'' Custom Map Puzzle
 
3.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes (27), No (7)

        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 36 customers

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        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

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

                  Example exactly as expected

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  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

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                    Cons

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

                        A gift for fun activity

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        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

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Not current

                          By Puzzled

                          from SD

                          Verified Buyer

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

                                I was excited to give this as a gift. However after receiving it, I was disappointed in the out of date map that was used.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                LOCATION PUZZLE

                                By SKIP

                                from AA CO MARYLAND

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                      INORMALLY DON'T DO THESE TYPES OF REQUEST BUT IT WASSUCH A HIT FOR MYMOTHER-IN-LAW I'M NOW HER FAVORITE...LOL
                                      THERE CATALOGS ARE FANTASTIC EVERYTHING I'VE EVER BOUGHT IS TOP QUALITY
                                      MY ONLY PROBLEM I DONT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ THEIR MAG AND HAD TO DROP MY SUBSCRIPTION
                                      I DO HOPE THEY NEVER STOP SENDING THE CATALOG

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Misleading description

                                      By John

                                      from Irving, Texas

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • GREAT Idea

                                      Cons

                                      • No detail
                                      • Not For Rural Settings

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        The description is completely off. House is not in the center of the map. Barely on the map. No detail except green for forest, blue for lakes and roads. Expected to see landmark buildings. Gift for elderly mother of her homestead. No recourse for return. Had a much higher expectation of a National Geographic product. Buyer beware.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Maybe Not So Good for Rural Settings

                                        By Spenser Amadeus

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clever concept

                                        Cons

                                        • Not Much Detail In Map

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          I thought the map was a very cool idea to send a taste of home to someone who had moved from the middle-of-nowhere U.S.A. all the way to Czech Republic. When I saw the map I was disappointed in the lack of details in the topography. Maybe the countryside where he grew up was perfectly flat. Maybe there were no ponds or streams in the area. But the picture was just a whole lotta nothing. Maybe there would be more to see in a more populated rather than rural setting or in a hilly area like Pittsburgh, where I live, but this topographical map seems to be as flat as a pancake.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

                                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Disappointed!!!!

                                          By GiGi

                                          from Pittsburgh, Pa

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • good quqlity

                                          Cons

                                          • Where's The Street Name

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Good quality puzzle, but we can't find the address name on the map? What's the purpose of the street name if you're not going to print it??

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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