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Old June 26th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #61
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Did you scan this? Cause the online map is completely different (not so nice ).
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #62
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Umm, what do you mean, Chris? The US and Canada are each as large as Europe, no larger. Anyway, why can't they just look the same ("European")?
What do you like about the European maps when compared with the North American ones? Is it the colors? The fonts? etc...
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #63
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Too few different colors, too simple. I like darker colors and a significant color contrast between mountains and plains, for example. I have a map of the US (from Hallwag, a bankrupt Swiss company) and it looks similar to its maps of European countries (I don't have its map of the whole Europe), but even here I see it contains significantly less colors; I hardly notice where mountains are. And that's only map of the whole US (scale 1:3,600,000), I wonder what maps of separate US states would look like. Of course I don't like all maps made in Europe. Sometimes companies, which otherwise produce good maps, also make worse maps just to be cheaper or even for free.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #64
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Here's a beautiful (IMO) map of LA:


Tokyo:


Europe (I have Slovenian maps only):







A panoramic map of Ljubljana (I can see my house ):


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Chire made all of them.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #65
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But that LA Map doesn't show road names/numbers. The mapping is better though.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #66
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^ You're right, I didn't notice.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #67
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From my African Road Atlas:
[IMG]http://i29.************/ali6tc.jpg[/IMG]
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Old June 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #68
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Vägatlas from Sweden. Too bad they don't show distances.

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Old June 26th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #69
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The famous Michelin France Maps. At a 1:200.000 scale, it's very detailed. This is the 2008 edition.

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Old June 26th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #70
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@Verso: that Ljubjana panorama is really beautiful!
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Marco Polo also sells atlases from Poland. It's the only Atlas I've seen of Poland so far.

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I used this one for my holiday last year (or at least it looked like this one). I only had an old version, so the road numbers were different from reality. Considering Poland's great signage, it isn't a surprise that I got lost several times
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Québec- Picked this up a few years ago up there...

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Good for getting around in a general city to city way. Note: the proper provincial route shields shown:
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Before Montréal gobbled up all its smaller suburbs!
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Too bad it doesn't have distances; that's quite important IMO.
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Too few different colors, too simple. I like darker colors and a significant color contrast between mountains and plains, for example. I have a map of the US (from Hallwag, a bankrupt Swiss company) and it looks similar to its maps of European countries (I don't have its map of the whole Europe), but even here I see it contains significantly less colors; I hardly notice where mountains are. And that's only map of the whole US (scale 1:3,600,000), I wonder what maps of separate US states would look like. Of course I don't like all maps made in Europe. Sometimes companies, which otherwise produce good maps, also make worse maps just to be cheaper or even for free.
How do you know Hallwag is bankrupt? So far we still get deliveries from them, last one few weeks ago. Do you know some more details?
About US maps:
Hallwag doesn't do individual states, they do 10 sectional maps of USA (1:1,200,000 scale) like for example North West, South East etc. They don't show topography like most of road maps, especially of US.
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The 2009 Rand McNally Road Atlas is inaccurate in its depiction of the Dallas Metro Area because the Dallas North Tollway has been extended to U.S. 380 north of Frisco (it passes just to the west of Pizza Hut Park) and the bypass of SR 121 is a limited access toll highway now.
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I hope to recieve the new atlas monday by mail. I'm curious about the inaccuracies, usually Rand McNally is pretty good.

The new I-22 between Birmingham and Memphis is actually much further along than what is shown in Rand McNally. Its easternmost segment, NW of Birmingham, is shown to be U/C but actually was completed in late 2007.
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Chriszwolle, do you purchase maps online or go to bookstores for them? The selection in my area is rather limited. The selection in bigger cities is better.
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Chriszwolle, do you purchase maps online or go to bookstores for them? The selection in my area is rather limited. The selection in bigger cities is better.
I buy them online, usually at bol.com, something like amazon.com
However, they're more expensive than in the US, where the newest Rand McNally Atlas cost about 12 dollars, while it was 24 dollars here.

I considered buying it in the US with my creditcard, however, shipping costs ruled the price-advantage thing out.
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The new RandMcNally looks ok. However, this summer I will still use the 1978 version, which is quite good.
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