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Streetwise New Orleans Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of New Orleans, Louisiana - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map (2014)

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2014 UPDATED Streetwise New Orleans Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of New Orleans, Louisiana - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated streetcar & bus lines with stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main New Orleans Map 1:12,000
Uptown Map 1:31,000
New Orleans Area Map 1:130,000

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Overview

2014 UPDATED Streetwise New Orleans Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of New Orleans, Louisiana - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated streetcar & bus lines with stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main New Orleans Map 1:12,000
Uptown Map 1:31,000
New Orleans Area Map 1:130,000

The STREETWISE® New Orleans map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® New Orleans map today and you too can navigate New Orleans, Louisiana 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931257121
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 191,419
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Great investment!!!

    I used this on a recent trip to New Orleans and it was well worth it. It is very easy to read and because it is laminated it is easy to stow away in a bag and not worry about it being wrinkled. I will buy more of these maps from this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Great map!

    Durable map is easy to read and put in back pocket while touring a city. Highly recommended. Lots easier than fold up paper maps.

    Bruce

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Perfect Pocket Size Map

    Just got this map due to a family member stating streetwise map are the best for vacationing and I think they are going to be right :)Has alot of the popular sightseeing places on it plus dining and hotel opinions and the best part it is laminated and can fit right into the boyfriends pocket :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Very highly recommended

    We just came home from New Orleans and only used this map. It fit in my back pocket for easy use and the font was large enough to read with glasses! All the major points of interest were well labeled, especially the streetcar routes. We saw several other tourist using this map as well. I am sold on Streetwise maps!

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