Monday, November 17, 2008

PopOut Map

It's hard to find pictures that will do justice to the simplicity and ingenuity behind Rand McNally "Popout Maps". These maps measure about 4 x 5 inches, and instead of unfolding them, you simply open them outwards. They "pop out" into an expanded map, and when you're done you don't have to struggle to re-fold -- the map just pops back in. I first came across these on a trip to Berlin, and have since seen them offered for many other cities across the world. Unfortunately, the availability of these maps isn't entirely clear; I am still seeing them in bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, for instance, but Amazon has only second-hand listings for some reason.

What: Popout Map
Where: Various bookstores
How much (as of today's post): $6.95

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