Nat Geo ''My Town'' Custom USGS Map Puzzle

16 Reviews

Nat Geo ''My Town'' Custom USGS Map Puzzle

Nat Geo ''My Town'' Custom USGS Map Puzzle

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16 Reviews

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Overview

Personalized orders for this product placed by 12/11/19 at 11:59 PM EST are scheduled for delivery by 12/24/19. Orders placed on or after 12/12/2019 may not arrive in time for the holidays.

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 7 1/2 x 5-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.

Details

12 1/4"W x 18 1/2"L completed. Covers a 7 1/2 x 5â€"mile area. Scale: 1:26,000.

FAQ

Which mapping base is used? We use the USGS 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 USGS mapping we use is taken from 2014, 2015, and 2016 datasets.


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. USGS 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.

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01/09/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Fine, but it's close to home

The puzzle is fine, but scale is small enough that it does not cover much of the surrounding area. So, realize it's a map for close to home.

JS
01/09/2020
James S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great gift

Received as a gift and loved it. My address was the key middle piece and it was fun to build the city around it. I deducted a star because the map was several years out of date and the pieces didn't fit as tight as I like. But I would recommend!

MF
01/09/2020
Mark F.
United States United States

Almost the best gift...

My father is very nostalgic about his hometown and loves puzzles. This should have been the perfect gift, but when my father began putting it together we discovered that the name of the city was correct, but the state was wrong. I'm still waiting for a response from National Geographic to get it corrected. I am not able to give a rating on the product until I get the right one.

HL
01/08/2020
Harry L.
United States United States

WORTH the WAIT !!

A really quality product! EVERY piece fit perfectly and puzzle lays flat - a professional job all around!! A lot of fun to fit the hundreds of puzzle pieces. Note to buyers: I was unaware that this puzzle was made and shipped from England directly to me which added a couple of weeks to the shipping time.

SB
01/08/2020
Sean B.
United States United States

Nice gift, poor customer care

The puzzles are apparently made and shipped from UK. Physically the pieces are thin, but it looks good and the recipient was delighted. Be warned that National Geographic underperforms as an online vendor. Very poor communication, no tracking information. It’s like buying off the DarkNet.