Streetwise California Map - Laminated State Road Map of California - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map (2013)


2013 UPDATED Streetwise California Map - Laminated State Road Map of California - Folding pocket size travel map

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main California Map 1:2,400,000
Los Angeles Freeway System Map 1:400,000
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2013 UPDATED Streetwise California Map - Laminated State Road Map of California - Folding pocket size travel map

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main California Map 1:2,400,000
Los Angeles Freeway System Map 1:400,000
LAX Access Map 1: 88,000
San Francisco Area Map 1:640,000
San Diego Area Map 1:160,000
Sacramento Area Map 1:200,000

California is a state of being as well as a destination state. From Imperial Beach, San Diego north to Pelican State beach near Oregon, the STREETWISE® map of California lays out all the major state and county roads, freeways, cities, towns and major sites on one map.

On the back of the California state map you’ll find enlarged inset maps of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento revealing more detailed driving information. In addition to city inset maps, also included is a detailed access map for Los Angeles International airport including the specific locations of car rental companies. Another small inset with driving distances and travel times was created to aid trip planning.

All in all this is one heck of a map to have for visiting the premier destination state of California. Even for natives this California map is a more convenient alternative to the multipage atlas that most people carry in their cars.

Our pocket size map of California is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® California map is one of several detailed and easy-to-read state road maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® California map today and you too can navigate California like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.


STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886705296
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 717,991
  • Product dimensions: 3.80 (w) x 3.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted April 8, 2010


    Every time I meet with a new customer moving into our area, I give them this WOMDERFUL map. I have never been able to re-fold maps efficiently. With the Streetwise maps. I do not end up with a huge bundle of poorly refolded paper. They are easy to read, easy to carry and water proof. When I give them to my customers, they are so excited because they can see how the area is laid out and the freeway access from each community. And, they are so appreciative. This is my best tool!These maps are one of the best products in Barnes and Noble. The only problem is that they are so popular that many times when I rush in to restock on them, they are gone. Please make sure that you always keep a good stock of them I use the Streetwise Orange County and have purchased MANY of them. Steetwise California is also wonderful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Great Map for trip with family!

    This map had everything we needed to know to get up from city to city. Does not have street detail, but is laminated and folds very easily. If you want a map to use for a trip, this one will last!

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