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This map covers the following areas:
Main San Francisco Map 1:30,000
San Francisco Bus Map 1:60,000
San Francisco Area Map 1:1,000,000
San Francisco BART System Map
Muni Metro & BART Map
Yerba Buena Gardens Map
San Francisco is one of the three great mythological American cities. New York mythologizes money, Washington DC power and San Francisco freedom. Where else would 75,000 runners dress up as centipedes, pianos, six packs of beer and participate in a moving masquerade ball otherwise known as the Bay to Breakers Race. No other city welcomes and embraces so many world cultures and world lifestyles.
Visitors will experience a city uniquely rich in physical beauty and eclectic architecture. A perpetual spring climate graces this hilltop surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. In this city so geographically spectacular it will make you gasp, the only drawback is having to leave it.
Our STREETWISE® San Francisco Map integrates many features which will help you travel around the city. The detailed street grid has neighborhoods and important features clearly labeled to help visitors locate hot areas like SoMa (South of Market), Union Square, Chinatown, The Castro, Nob Hill and Pacific Heights to name a few. The STREETWISE® map of San Francisco also includes an extensive list of iconic sites such as Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Yerba Buena Gardens, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39. Inset maps of mass transportation systems include the bus system, Muni Metro and BART. Cable car and ferry routes, highlighted on the main map, offer many options to navigate around the city.
Should you opt to travel by car, the Area road map will guide you to San Francisco International Airport or across San Francisco Bay to Oakland and Berkeley, California.
Our pocket size map of San Francisco is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® San Francisco map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® San Francisco map today and you too can navigate San Francisco, California 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.
Posted May 23, 2010
This map is great! Nice and small enough to fit in a pocket for easy access and quick reference. It's really detailed and to the point. Also very durable. A must have. I will definately check out the other cities available. Great little map!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 26, 2009
Posted December 22, 2008
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