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The World's Largest Write On Map Mural.
This is the only accurately detailed, eight-color mural of the world that covers nearly 9 by 13 feet of wall space. Capitals, countries, major cities, up-to-date political boundaries, time zones, shipping lanes, nautical miles, ocean depths and more are all clearly indicated at a scale of 160 statute miles to the inch; current as of 2014.
Laminated surface may be written on time and again with a dry-erase marker (one included).
Eight panels (39-3/4" W x 53-1/2" H each) can be hung as one piece or individually.
Simple instructions and adhesive for hanging are included.
8'8" H x 13' L. (5 lbs.)
I was searching for a complete map of the world to install in my office , not an easy task , finally I found in skymall magazzine in one of my traveling days and bingo !!! is like they waiting for me!!! I enjoy everiday with this map to whach all the posibilitys to market our product globaly.
This is an awesome map! I had it at my last house and purchased it again to place in my son's room. We use it often. Also, it is very easy to hang!
Be sure to measure the wall before buying this map. It's HUGE. Even if you have to overlap the map onto the ceiling or another wall, I highly recommend this for anyone interested in maps. Great in a child's room. Rather than use like wallpaper, I suggest using a bunch of thumbtacks or staples.
This map has been wonderful for the children! The children are becoming more familiar with the geography of our world; where countries are on in the world in relationship to other countries. We can also use the erasable marker to point out where we have traveled and where we would like to go in the future.
The Dry Erase Wall Map Mural is a great addition to any home or office, it looks great on the wall, expecialy in the home if you have young children,they can't help but to gaze at it from time to time and learn about the geography of the world, myself included,Would recomend this item for anyone with the wall space to put it up,I have ours in the liveing room and love it
THis was an amazing purchase for us. Every employee in our organization has been blown away by the quality and the impact. It is worth every penny.
This map is wonderful. Large and colorful very informational. It has details of every tiny island which is cool! I am using it for my business so we can trak where all our clientel is. This would also be great for schools!
This is a fantastic product. I am a teacher from England and bought this to put in our school hall. The children absolutely love itand so do all the staff
This map is so cool!! Once up, it way exceeded my expectations! It is so dramatic up on the wall, and really creates a focal point in a home office! We had a professional wallpaper hanger install it, but the directions seem easy to follow. This is a purchase you will not regret.
I put this in my son's room (he's 4) and he loves it! We get tons of compliments on it, and it's a great way to teach the kids about geography. I installed it myself with help from my wife; a bit difficult but manageable. I've never put up any wallpaper or murals before but it turned out fantastic.
The title says it all- it's huge! We bought it for my husband's Birthday and he thinks that it is very cool (he is not an easy person to buy for). He loves to show the kids different places around the world and now he can do it without google. And it is an added bonus that you can write on it. The only thing negative thing I have to say is that since it is so big I had to get a wallpaper guy to hang it for me.
We put this wall map in our rumpus room and it is not only beautiful, but terribly useful. Our home-schooled children were able to see the detail of the earth in ways that smaller maps don't allow, and they frequently refer to the map to determine where their virtual friends reside, as well as visualizing trips. Distances are also easier to calculate with string or measuring tape.
I would not recommend this map for the classroom. I recently put this up in the office and was surprised to see how incorrect the map is. Greenland is 1/3 the size of Australia, yet on the map is 4 x's larger, it is shown as the bigger than the U.S. and about the size of Africa.
I have not had time to look closer at the map, but am concerned as the first thing I noticed was a large mistake.
It is tough to find an accurate map depicting Greenland properly, but there is a difference between a slight error and off by close to 400%. Growing up maps would show Greenland oversized, but when the magazine stated this was the most accurate to scale map, I was disappointed in the results. I believe it is important to correctly inform our children and would not recommend this product.
This map is great for a library or den wall. It does generally require being cut down for 8-9 ft ceilings common in most houses. It does take a few hours to install all 8 panels, but the finished product is well worth it.
I would not recommend this map for its price. First of all, I never realized that it came into 8 pieces that must be glued to a wall like wall paper. The map is single usage and can`t be move once glued.
It will also damaged the wall under just like wallpaper.
The map is big, but poorly detailed for its size. The colors are by altitude and not countries or political status. Desert countries are green!
Finally, you need a very high ceiling or the map has to be cut and this will probably be done unequally. Plan several hours to put on wall if you want to glue, cut and do a good job.
I am overall disappointed by the product.
the reaction on my friends face was priceless..he said he had always wanted it. That was enough for me, it was great!
Yes, it was my dream and it is with me now. It arrived yesterday (in a week , from USA to Turkey) and it is on the wall as of this morning! (My son's room actually) I always like maps, and i can spend all my times with them.
It is wonderfull...my only warning is : pls measure your wall exactly , before your order!!
I have been looking for a big map for along time. In Europe, there were smaller versions and they were very expensive (up to 3.500 USDollars).
I found this map in a Delta Airline flight and I have just receieved it today. It is detailled and looks even better than in the catallogue. I hope I will be able to install it correctly.
I read another review here that stated that Greenland was 400% too big. Intrigued, I checked Google Maps and Google Earth which uses satellite imagery, and found that the proportions on there are almost exactly the same as they are on this map. If you're planning on using this in the classroom, like I am, then I'd suggest you see for yourself that the scale is just fine. I'd hate for anyone to be thrown off by the other review.
After reading all the pros and cons on this map, I have decided to buy it keeping the following in mind: (1) make sure to have 9' clearance from floor to ceiling at the wall to be used, (2) The details are accurate; no need to have every country colored differently, unless this product is primarily for a six year old, and (3) USE 3M COMMAND PICTURE HANGING STRIPS, NOT GLUE, TACKS, OR NAILS.
I like the big features however it said 9 by 13 my ceilings are 9ft but the map doesn't fit on it. I have to cut out some of the map. Also should offer two sided tape if you would like to move the map for future moves.
The quality of the graphic was very good. Together with the gigantic size, the entire map looks stunning.
There are eight panels to compose the entire world map. However the scale of one panel (East Coast N. America) is larger on the right side than the left side before mounting. Since the map is stretchable when wet, I was able to minimize the scaling issue.
Also the map keeps getting bigger if you pull more. My final map was 4" wider than the dry size.
Overall I'm very impressed with this purchase.
I had originally purchased this for our kids' playroom. At the time they were 2 and 5. since then our older child has won several geography contests. He claims much of his knowledge comes from the map!!! As a family, we have planned many a holiday using this map. Now the children are older (10 and almost 13). We agreed that it was time to redecorate their room. The only condition they put upon us was for the World map to stay in place. I had to order a new one because the room needed to be painted throughout, and once the map is removed it cannot be reused. The only negative comment is regarding the adhesive/paste. It does not appear to be standard wallpaper paste. Even after using the special wallpaper removal solution the walls are sticky. I am not sure how to get around this - calling the manufacturer for advice!
I would just like to speak to the issue of scale. Numerous reviews have suggested that Greenland is 400% too big. Well, in a sense, yes it is, but look at Alaska... is it really 3/4 the size of the entire United States? I don't think so. In order to project a spherical object onto a flat, rectangular surface, we use what is known as a Mercator Projection. Think about how a globe would look if it was laid out flat... very much non-rectangular. Yes, as the map moves farther from the equator, objects become proportionally distorted, but it is one of the most accurate methods of mapping that we have, and is the most common type of projection on the planet. Standard nautical charts use this format. I guarantee that even after looking at this map, your kids will end up fine.
OMG! If my History students don't know where the Mediterranean Sea or Washington DC are by the end of this year - they never will. This is an excellent visual. They may not be listening to me, but you can guarantee they will be daydreaming and hopefully through osmosis my 7th & 8th graders will have a better sense of where the continents and oceans are placed on our world. Thank you!
The World's largest map was easy to assemble and came with adhesive and a dry erase pen. The map is very colorful and detailed. The instructions offer several ways to place the map on your wall so the main focus can be on whichever continent you choose. I am very satisfied with my map and I love the aesthetic it provides.
With this giant map we learn by playing where countries, cities and everything else is the world.
Great resource to help my children to know where they came from, how our planet is and how many places they can visit to learn new cultures..
THIS is AWESOME!!! Easy to hang (I used pins instead of glue) and a BLAST to share places I've been with my young daughters! Fun, informative, and educational!!! I was skeptical, but am glad I went for it!
The only wall this map would fit was a brick wall - so I ended up 'building' frames to glue the sections to, then I hung up the frames on the brick. One thing I did do, was prime the frames with three coats of magnetic paint. I bought some magnets (that look like thumbtacks) and I can put them on the places I've been.
It was a tough (not cheap) project - but it was fun along the way and I had my boys help me out.
great purchase, just what I was looking for!
I purchased this map for an amateur radio enthusiast to mark all their radio contacts on. They already had an A3 size map, but sticking coloured dots on that means it gets crowded quickly.
I ordered the World's largest map in the Christmas rush, it arrived quickly and was protected in a very strong box. This meant there was no damage on its journey from the USA to rural New Zealand.
The recipient was thrilled with the map, they loved the large scale size and detail. An a non radio person I loved the size and detail of the map too, it would look fantastic used as home decor because of its size and colour, so it's not just a learning tool.
We haven't put it on the wall yet, because the wallpapering man must have fallen out of the box during the journey ;) but I think we will mount it on panels first, so that it can be repositioned if we move.
This map was voted the best Christmas present ever!
I love the map, it's a great edition to my son's playroom. But last night I let him draw on the map with the dry erase marker that is included, and today I can't get it off. It takes a lot of effort, scrubbing with a towel (dry erase eraser doesn't work) and some spots it wont come off at all. I have now told him, he is not allowed to draw on the map anymore which is a shame because the idea of getting the map was to identify places we visit, draw lines between home and where we travel and mark places my husband is travelling to on business trips. I will have to think of another solution for that. I had considered the magnetic paint another reviewer suggested but it was too expensive to do. I never write reviews about anything but feel so strongly about this that I had to write about it.
This map looks fantastic on my wall. I had to trim about 6 inches off of top & bottom to make it fit, but I only lost Antarctica, some islands in the Arctic, & the international clocks along the bottom which I didn't like the look of anyhow. It comes in eight sections. Since it was too wide for the intended wall as well, I just moved two of the blocks around the corner to the next wall.
I am so thankful to the reviewer who recommended the 3M COMMAND PICTURE HANGING STRIPS for hanging this map, as the wallpaper glue it comes with would have hung it permanently, & I like to move things around too much in my house to be scraping off wallpaper glue in a few years.
I'd agree with the reviewers who say not to write on this with the dry-erase marker unless you're erasing again right away. I feel like it would dry on & never come off. The map is, however, smooth & sturdy enough to tape things on & expect them to come off cleanly. It is made of the same sort of material as wallpaper.
i have allways wanted this map when i saw it on the plane magazine!
Very nice product. Greater details would be welcomed.
Will they ever introduce political view map as well?
12 feet long instead of 13 feet would be nice too as many standard kids rooms are 10x12feet. Overall it is very nice.
This map has changed our school! Before students just walked down the hall. Now they dream and learn every single time they pass our massive and amazing world map. Sometimes I just walk behind classes to see what part of the world intrigues them the most. At our school we encourage every student to go to college and now we have opened up their eyes to the world that is before them! IT IS A MUST BUY!
We are very happy with our purchase of the World Wall Map - this is our 3rd Mural we have bought through SkyMall and we absolutely are pleased.
This is a nice and detailed map and will be useful for students
The map is huge!!! Fantastic!!!
I purchased the Wall Map for my President's office and it fitted the whole wall perfectly, was easy to put up and she loves it. To the point I purchased a second one and this is now on the wall in our office kitchen. Recommended.
Excellent. We received the map in excellent conditions.
The map has bright colors, so it looks very nice.
This map is much bigger than I expected. It fits just right in the area I intended it for.
I had never bought from Skymall, and I was a little skeptical about the quality of the items sold there. I went ahead and ordered the map anyway because it was much cheaper than anything else I had found online.
WOW! This map is amazing. The paper is thick and laminated- you can write on it with a dry-erase marker- very high quality. The detailing is great.
I put up the map in my classroom a couple of days ago. The directions were very clear, the paste plentiful. I put it up by myself and it was a bit challenging, but definitely doable.
I am very happy with my purchase. My students will love it! Highly recommended!
I purchased this map for a business acquaintance, who
absolutely loved it. It looks great in his office. He is in
the travel and hospitality business. All his clients notice
and comment how professional it looks.
Once I set up my home office I intend to purchase another for myself.
Layout is completely under your control, 8 panels to be laid any way you want.!
I bought this in September and put on the wall in my school library and use almost every day with my students.so helpful, easy to put up and great from which students to learn!
We decided to convert our loft into a study for the children. This map is a great focal point on the wall; the children will undoubtedly spend many hours learning from it. I took the advice from one of the reviews and used the 3M Command strips. Mounting the map is not an easy task to be taken on solo. Even though the map comes in 8 pieces, each piece is pretty big and so you definitely need assistance to align everything correctly. The map arrives rolled up inside a tube and so I would recommend taking it out and straightening it with heavy books for at least a day before attempting to mount. Also, the map is 8'8'' high, not 9' as I had previously read. The details on the panels also overlap about .25cm to 1.0 cm; and so you have to be careful in mounting them if you want accuracy in the details. (Mounting the panels flush would cause redundancy in the details.) Overall, this was a great buy and will serve its purpose for the kids. After buying it, I found out that Pottery Barn sells what appears to be the exact map for a higher price. Glad I found this on Skymall!
The quality and visual appeal is great. !My only problem was putting it up, since I have never put up wall paper before. ! During the process of application, it seemed as if it wasn't staying in place. ! But, with some patience and touch up work after drying, it looks great!
I have debated about purchasing this item for couple years; finally pulled the trigger...but in process of returning. Unforutnately it is just too big and would require significant trimming (more than expected). Also, I would have had to hire professional to hang it. Suggestion - develop 'smaller' version of this product; the map itself is great and the write-on option is so nice.
I bought this for my 4-year-old grandson's Christmas present because he loves maps and my daughter thought it would be a good use for a large blank wall in his bedroom. He loves it and his older sisters do too. They love finding the places where their far-flung family lives. The fact that they can write on it with dry-erase markers makes it interactive, which they love. Probably the best Christmas gift I've ever found for a grandchild.
been wanting this map for about as long as Ive wanted an office wall big enough to put it on ,!
Took more time to get here than expected, but at the end it was a great purchase.
This is the second time we have purchased this for a second office. It is VERY important to note, this requires professional installation. However, when it is professionally installed, it is quite a conversation piece.
because the map is so big, it was hard to apply to the wall. it does not align perfectly so it is a little frustrating. but it is a gorgeous colorful wall decal
Bought this thinking it was one large map, not 8 individuals maps that have to be put together!!
This map is awesome! It is an absolute nightmare putting it up which is why I only gave it four stars, but once it's up it gives the entire place the Wow Factor.
We bought this for our local high school. They have put it up in the cafeteria, and it has become a tool for accidental and intentional learning throughout the day. I recommend it highly.
Haven't opened yet because it is a present for xmas, but didn't want to keep getting emails to review.
Still haven't hung it because I have to measure the huge square on the wall before I can attach the 8 or so pieces that comprise the wallpaper map. There will be lots of creases to be sure. Not looking forward to thst project!
The world map is a delightful, informative addition that adds beauty to my study area. Locating the places I have visited in the world brings back beautiful memories. This is truly a worthwhile investment for my family, friends and me/
I have purchased several for our global office locations. It does require patience for installation but with steady perseverance and an extra set of hands you will have success. I would recommend that upon receipt that the map panels be removed and be laid out to allow for them to flatten before adhering to the wall. Once completed you will be amazed with your results.
Sounds crazy, but I can show my Kids and the Grand kids where I served and sailed around the World, while serving in the US Navy. And now - my wife and I plan out vacations out using the map, after using the internet. We can see and visualize the distances better...