Streetwise Houston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Houston, Texas - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Metro (2013)

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2013 UPDATED Streetwise Houston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Houston, Texas - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro light rail lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Houston Map 1:30,000
Downtown Houston Map 1:20,000
Houston Area Map 1:260,000

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Overview

2013 UPDATED Streetwise Houston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Houston, Texas - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro light rail lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Houston Map 1:30,000
Downtown Houston Map 1:20,000
Houston Area Map 1:260,000

You probably didn’t know that Houston is the 4th largest city in America. The downside, its the leading city in metropolitan sprawl with high-rise towers and shopping malls spreading out forever over the low flat lands of Southeastern Texas. The upside, Houston has much to offer in terms of world class museums, fine dining, sports teams, parks and a hip party atmosphere.

The STREETWISE® map of Houston is split north to south from front to backside and covers a large swatch of west Houston in detail. Districts like the Galleria are easy to find as well as places like Rice University, Hermann Park, and Reliant Stadium and of course downtown Houston.

Downtown Houston, once the business core, is by day a bustling area filled with high-rise office buildings and hotels. To find your way you’ll need the STREETWISE® map of Houston with its inset of Downtown Houston. Without it you’ll easily get lost looking for the George R Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, or the Toyota Center. There is nothing worse than driving around forever looking for something that is only minutes away. That won't happen provided you have the correct tool, like the STREETWISE® Houston Map.

The Houston Area Map will help you navigate around outlying areas of the city and it will also help you locate Houston’s two airports: George Bush International and William P. Hobby Airport.

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

About STREETWISE® Maps

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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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
"Don't leave home without STREETWISE."
Travel + Leisure Magazine
"STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935039894
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 622,643
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Excellent, easy and practical to use!

    I have lived in several cities and with each move purchased a laminated Streetwise Map. The maps are easy to use, easy to read, and I've never had the problem of streets or locations not being on the maps. For those of us without GPS's, these maps are an excellent tool.

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