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Streetwise Florida Map - Laminated State Road Map of Florida

Streetwise Maps

ISBN 10: 1886705399 / ISBN 13: 9781886705395
Published by Streetwise Maps, 2008
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Title: Streetwise Florida Map - Laminated State ...

Publisher: Streetwise Maps

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Map

Book Condition:Very Good

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Streetwise Florida Map - Laminated State Road Map of Florida - Folding pocket size travel map

This map covers the following areas:
Main Florida Map 1:1,800,000
Ft Meyers Map 1:630,000
Space Coast Map 1:630,000
Jacksonville Map 1:470,000
Downtown Jacksonville Map 1:200,000
Tallahassee Map 1:150,000
Miami/North Palm Beach Map 1:400,000
Tampa Bay Area Map 1:320,000
Sarasota / Bradenton Map 1:390,000
Orlando Map 1:220,000

Seldom gloomy, often controversial and always amusing, Florida is never dull. Home of Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Space Shuttle, orange groves, cattle, beaches, golf resorts, the 12 hours of Sebring and 24 hour action on South Beach, Florida has it all.

The STREETWISE® Florida Map will enable you to visit these and any other place in the state you may want to visit. The map features all major highways down to two - lane county roads, where you may become intoxicated from the scent of blooming orange groves. This Forida map is also fully indexed with cities and major sites.

In addition to a complete Florida state road map, Streetwise Florida contains special detailed inset maps of Miami-North Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Meyers, Sarasota/Bradenton, The Space Coast, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. These maps offer greater detail to help you navigate your way into and through Florida’s major urban areas.

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

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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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