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World Classic Wall Map (Mural)

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Overview

National Geographic's World map is the standard by which all other reference maps are measured. The World map is meticulously researched and adheres to National Geographic's convention of making independent, apolitical decisions based on extensive research using multiple authoritative source.


The signature Classic style map uses a bright, easy to read color palette featuring blue oceans and stunning shaded relief that has been featured on National Geographic wall maps for over 75 years. Drawn in the Winkel Tripel projection, distortions are minimized and unlike many other World maps, Greenland is show the same size as Argentina and not as the size of all of South America.


Thousands of place names are carefully and artistically placed on the map to maintain legibility even in the heavily populated areas of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Details include clearly defined international boundaries, cities, physical features, rivers, and ocean floor features. Corner inset maps feature vegetation and land use, and population density as well as the north and south polar regions.


Mural Maps are printed on a tear-resistant, coated paper to achieve a combination of exceptional strength, color protection, and long life. Mural Maps can be hung using heavy duty (clay based) wallpaper paste. The map is coated to resist dirt and dust and may be cleaned with a slightly dampened cloth.


Delivery Information:

  • Not available for shipping outside of the U.S. and Canada
  • $4.95 will be added to the standard shipping charge
  • Expedited shipping is not available

Details

  • 110" x 76.5"
  • Scale = 1:12,510,000
  • Map Revised - 2014
  • Three durable latex-coated panels are hung like wallpaper. Directions included.

About Our Maps

National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.

Reviews

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World Classic Wall Map (Mural)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well-made (10)
  • Broad appeal (9)
  • Promotes participation (9)
  • Reliable information (7)
  • Good value (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning reinforcement (7)
  • Face-to-face classroom (4)
  • Icebreaker or team booster (4)
  • Skill enhancement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Educator (5), College/university (3), Pre-k though 12 (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome centre piece for child's room!

I had one of these in my room as a child, and now my son has one too. This is actually our second one, as we recently moved, and I purchased and installed...Read complete review

I had one of these in my room as a child, and now my son has one too. This is actually our second one, as we recently moved, and I purchased and installed this for his new room. In fact, the people who purchased our old house commented on the uniqueness of the map.

Installation can be a little difficult and lining up the text and lat/long lines can be challenging. To further add to the challenge, each panel overlaps by about 1/2" or so. Having perfectly cut panels that butt up against each other would have made installation easier. Installation is definitely a 2 person job (thanks Dad!) and requires patience.

Overall, a great product that is a conversation starter, looks great in a room, and promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the world.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful, but hard to hang

Wall mural is beautiful. We bought it for our son's nursery. Our only complaint is that it's a lot harder to hang than we anticipated. We tried wall paper paste, but that stretched...Read complete review

Wall mural is beautiful. We bought it for our son's nursery. Our only complaint is that it's a lot harder to hang than we anticipated. We tried wall paper paste, but that stretched out the panels. We ended up using double sided mounting tape. We would recommend this product to others, just know it is a challenge to hang.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Map

By Ian

from O'Fallon, MO

About Me Educator, pre-K though 12

Pros

  • Fun to use
  • Good Value
  • Promotes participation
  • Reliable Information
  • Well-made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Face-to-Face Classroom

    Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

    I've had this map on my classroom wall for 10 years now. My 6th graders love it! It really enhances learning in the classroom and gets my students enthusiastic about geography.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful and detailed!

    By Jennifer

    from Harvard, MA

    About Me Educator, Parent, pre-K though 12

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Easy to Use
    • Educational
    • Fun to use
    • Good Value
    • Innovative
    • Promotes participation
    • Reliable Information
    • Well-made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home Learning
      • Learning reinforcement
      • Skill Enhancement

      Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

      We installed this fabulous world map in our living room/playroom. It immediately became the focal point. In deciding between the "Classic" and "Executive" colors we felt it would be fun for our children to grow up with the classic map colors in the playroom, and they are truly beautiful.

      Based on prior reviews we opted to hire a professional wallpaper installer and it was well worth the investment. The bids were $250-$350 in our area. The professional commented that this National Geographic wall map is the best map product she's seen in terms of paper quality and design and wanted to add the finished map to her photo gallery of jobs. It may help someone to know that it is not necessary to double-cut due to the overlap. Also, the map expanded about 3/8" when the paste was applied, so that should be taken into account when measuring the fit on the wall.

      We are thrilled with our wall map and highly recommend it to others!

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Buying my third map today

      By World lover

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Educator, Mother

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Promotes participation
      • Well-made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Classroom Mural
        • Family Room Wallpaper
        • Icebreaker or Team Booster
        • Learning reinforcement

        Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

        I have two maps and am ordering a third. The first one was hung by a professional wallpaper hanger. Everyone that enters my house is drawn to it.
        The second one is hanging by pushpins in a community college classroom. The students love it; they can find the destinations of their dreams and see the movement of history easily. It is better than a power point because it's there for after-class conversations!

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A good purchase

        By The Commodore

        from Gorham Maine

        About Me Educator

        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Value
        • Innovative
        • Promotes participation
        • Well-made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

            I purchased this several years ago for my condo. Pins were put into it for travel with my wife, travel alone and travel with others, A great conversation piece, It was installed by others using the recommended paste. It went together well.

            I use it to find place names in crossword puzzles, and to trace travel when I am reading sea stories and spy stories.

            I have just moved to a house and will soon be ordering a new one.

            (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome centre piece for child's room!

            By WAGS

            from Ontario, Canada

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Good Value
            • Well-made

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

              I had one of these in my room as a child, and now my son has one too. This is actually our second one, as we recently moved, and I purchased and installed this for his new room. In fact, the people who purchased our old house commented on the uniqueness of the map.

              Installation can be a little difficult and lining up the text and lat/long lines can be challenging. To further add to the challenge, each panel overlaps by about 1/2" or so. Having perfectly cut panels that butt up against each other would have made installation easier. Installation is definitely a 2 person job (thanks Dad!) and requires patience.

              Overall, a great product that is a conversation starter, looks great in a room, and promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the world.

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Printing does not match

              By Mother of three

              from Muscatine, IA

              About Me Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun to use

              Cons

              • Panels Don't Match
              • Poor Quality
              • Very Difficult To Install

              Best Uses

                Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

                I was very disappointed with the quality of the map. Printing on the panels did not match each other. Was very difficult to install and it was impossible to make the lines and names on the map to be aligned.

                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Beautiful, but hard to hang

                By KC

                from Norman, OK

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Broad Appeal
                • Promotes participation
                • Reliable Information

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

                  Wall mural is beautiful. We bought it for our son's nursery. Our only complaint is that it's a lot harder to hang than we anticipated. We tried wall paper paste, but that stretched out the panels. We ended up using double sided mounting tape. We would recommend this product to others, just know it is a challenge to hang.

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  world political mural map

                  By Dwight

                  from Balgonie, Sask. Canada

                  About Me College/university, Corporate, pre-K though 12

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Innovative
                  • Promotes participation
                  • Well-made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Icebreaker or Team Booster
                    • Learning reinforcement
                    • Skill Enhancement

                    Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

                    I'm pleased with the product.

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent, up to date map

                    By Lisa

                    from Washington, D.C.

                    About Me College/university, Educator, Government/Non-profit

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Broad Appeal
                    • Promotes participation
                    • Reliable Information
                    • Well-made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Face-to-Face Classroom
                      • Learning reinforcement

                      Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

                      Gear map, educational and informative.

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Birthday Gift

                      By Gramps

                      from Issaquah Wa

                      About Me Manager

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Innovative
                      • Reliable Information
                      • Well-made

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Conference or Presentation
                        • Face-to-Face Classroom
                        • Great On Bedroom Wall
                        • Learning reinforcement

                        Comments about World Classic Wall Map (Mural):

                        Wonderful gift for my son-in law's cabin bedroom.

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