Extraordinary detail and accurate depictions of cities, land masses, and boundaries. Map is sturdy and fits into an A1-sized frame. Packaging is heavy-duty and keeps map from damage. Scratches off cleanly; easy to find the outline of what to scratch off, especially with U.S. states.
Some smaller islands aren't on the map; other areas are not completely outlined, such as a few of the Chinese provinces.
Because it's laminated, it's easy to wipe clean, and the finish works well with dry erase markers. Illustrations and indications of topography are clear and precise. Fairly inexpensive way to teach children about the world, and to keep track of their own or parents’ travels.
Some users would like to see heavier lamination, feeling the map is still thin enough to tear.
Works like a window cling, only it's designed for the wall or whiteboard; the material is perfect for making notations with markers, which wipe clean. Users like it for school, business, and home, to learn geography and keep track of travel destinations.
May need 2 people to position on wall. Some users wish it were a bit bigger.
Very colorful; easy to find and read places of interest and those with loved ones in the military use it to keep track of deployments. Good size for framing, which can preserve its longevity. Users like the level of detail in countries and cities.
Since this map is not laminated, cannot write on like other versions. This model is folded vs. rolled.
Laminated, low-gloss surface creates both durability and functionality: can write on with dry-erase markers and clean off easily. Larger size means more cities are included. Users love the hues that differentiate the land masses from the water, and also enjoy the old-fashioned map coloration.
Although not designed to need framing, users who have chosen to do so had to have a custom frame built because of the odd size.
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A wall map is clearly useful for your child’s geography lessons, but non-students can use one for understanding the location of world events, the proximity of reported weather threats, and travel plans. Most wall maps are colorful to help differentiate one place from another, though less colorful ones exist. Some are rather small (for instance, 3’ x 2’) while others are huge (for example, 6.5’ x 4’). Some wall maps are laminated while others are not, so consider whether the map will be handled frequently by children who like to touch things or used only occasionally by hands-off adults. Look for maps with labels, which make it easy to identify countries, cities and other locations. Some allow the use of dry-erase markers for making notations.
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