A wall map is an exciting, detailed map hanging on a wall in a classroom, library or office. Wall maps not only catch your instant attention, but also offer numerous benefits. In this post, we’ve discussed the key benefits of these maps in your home, class or office room. These maps help you understand a lot of new things about the world.
This is one of the key benefits of wall maps. Children always have imaginative and creative minds. They have a keen interest in exploring new things. With a wall map, children get a good opportunity to explore the world easily and instantly. They don’t need to be present in a place physically to understand its geography.
Almost every child is intrigued by these maps. They not only teach children about different countries in the world, but also provide information about longitudes, latitudes, map scales and so on. Since we live in an age where most children are interested in gathering information about other parts of the world, a wall map can be a handy teaching tool.
With the help of a wall map, adults can easily teach children about many new things. Wall maps can reveal new cities, regions and countries to open children to an amazing world of wonders. This gives them a new perspective towards life.
A wall map in a classroom, house or office can be used for quick reference. In case you’re listening to the News and learn something new about a country, it won’t take you much time to locate it in a wall map. You will be able to enhance your knowledge without much effort. Moreover, if you’re planning a vacation, a proper understanding of distance between countries and location can be acquired from a wall map. Once you start using a wall map for reference, your life would become much easier.
Other Multiple Uses
Unfortunately, most of the people don’t understand other uses of wall maps. A wall map can be the handiest tool if you’ve just moved to a new area. You will be able to utilize the map to find out new routes from your home to office and vice versa. You will also be able to find shopping centres and other areas of interest. Learning a new language can also be easier when you’re able to find language classes via a wall map.
In case you join a language class, a wall map will make a big difference to help you learn quickly. You will be able to gain much better insight about everything that is being taught. Wall maps can improve your overall learning environment. They not only enhance the learning process, but also make it simpler for you’re to comprehend new information. In addition to this, they keep your creative abilities stimulated. Last but not the least, they are also visually appealing.
In case you don’t have wall maps at your office, classroom or residence, you need to understand their key benefits. This will make you realize why a wall map is extremely important and useful for every person, and how it will help you make informed decisions in certain situations.
There are numerous benefits to using a postcode sector map, and these tools are becoming an increasingly popular way to find an individual’s home address, or to display data in a visual way that is easy to read and understand. Here are just some of the benefits of using a postcode sector map.
1. Easier to locate individuals
As postcodes in the United Kingdom start with abbreviations which signify the particular sector, they can often be confusing to those who do not live in the sector. Someone who wants to know where a particular postcode belongs to can use a postcode sector map and find out where in the country the address is located. These maps are sometimes used by law enforcement agencies or the Post Office in order to find addresses quickly and easily. Postcode sector maps are often color-coded, whereby each colour is used to signify a particular sector of a town or city. For example, a postcode sector map of London will be color-coded based on the sector of the city. Al postcodes that start with N, which stands for North, and contains the addresses located in the North of the city, such as Barnet, Islington, or Camden, will be highlighted in a particular colour. Other sectors of the city, such as those postcode sectors which start with NW, short for North West, or SE, short for South East, will be highlighted in different colours. A postcode sector map can also be used to include addresses from the whole of the United Kingdom. Different colours will be used depending on the sector of the country, for example the colour red may be used to highlight postcodes in the North West of the country.
2. to present data
Postcode sector maps are also becoming increasingly popular when presenting data sets. A map of a certain sector can use different colours to highlight those communities which have scored higher on the data set. An example of this is a “heat” map where certain postcode sectors are darkened to highlight those sectors where the average price of rental property is more expensive. This visual tool allows individuals to see which sectors in a particular town or city are the most expensive to rent, allowing the user to make an informed decision about the best place to rent property. These heat maps are frequently used in newspapers and magazines to convey data, such as sectors within a city which have the highest crime rates, or most green sectors.
3. Used in advertising
Postcode sector maps are an essential tool in the marketing and advertising industries as they allow company representatives to tailor their services based on different regions and demographics. For example, if sales of a particular product are more popular in the South East of the country, a company can then introduce a new mail campaign which includes flyers and leaflets which are only sent to addresses in this part of the country. Using a postcode sector map, they will know which addresses make up part of this region, and can then tailor their advertising accordingly.
The BBC are running the popular programme ‘Stargazing Live’ on January 16th – 17th 2012. Last year we sold out of all our planispheres as stargazing became a favourite pastime. See MapStop’s home page.
We have created a new and original planisphere – designed by American Astronomer Mark Peterson. Our planisphere is double sided so can be used by the most novice of astronomers pointing out only the brightest constellations..when you have mastered this, simply flip the planisphere over and find other stars. Not only that Global Mapping’s Planisphere has another innovation - instead of using a rivet to hold the apparatus together–covering up Polaris, the North Star–the map’s outer frame holds the star wheel in place, permitting an uninterrupted view of the entire night sky.
Our Planisphere was featured in Astronomy Now due to these unique features.
Get one before they sell out again!
The latest educational wall map ‘Environmental World’ from Global Mapping highlighting the threats human activity has on our planet has picked up two prestigious awards from The British Cartographic Society (BCS). It won the Stanford’s Award for Best Paper Map with the judges comments: “Good symbology, size, does the job of clearly conveying the environmental issues facing our planet, a top quality piece of cartography.”
It then went on to beat the winners in the other catagories to pick up the coveted BCS Cup for the best overall winner in the process beating the likes of National Geographic and Ordnance Survey with the judges adding: “The Environmental World by Global Mapping stood out as being a piece of cartography that worked well on all levels, good mapping, symbology, clarity, use of colour and the bonus of being educational. Well received and full marks.”
A clearly delighted Mary Spence, Global Mapping’s designer commented: ‘It is a great honour to win these awards in the face of such giants in the world of maps. I can now allow myself the whole weekend to celebrate before it’s back to the drawing board first thing Monday morning
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These beautiful educational tablecloths (available in Oilcloth or Polyart) were created with meticulous research and using innovative digital textile printing. The Kings and Queens since 1485 and the World Map launch a new concept in tablecloth design
World Map Tablecoth – ‘Tour The World every mealtime. Discover Bhutan under your spoon, Tanzania beside your coffee cup and Honduras by the fruit bowl. This pin-sharp tablecloth map, complete with flags of all nations and other geographic information offers a delightful way to get to know our planet.’
Kings and Queens – Learn about the Kings and Queens of Britain from 1485. You could even turn it into a game for the children pof the family…what a great way to learn!
Each oilcloth will become part of family life for months and years to come. Size 180 x 130cm This durable tablecloth is made from 100% heavy cotton sateen with a polished wipe clean surface. The Kings and Queens tablecloths are available in either a red or blue background
The polyarts offer a lovely table cover that can be used many times.Size 160 x 120cm
Designed and made in the UK.
2011 has started as an exciting time in the world of Astronomy. There have been meteor showers, solar eclpises and alignment of planets..fantastic!..and thanks to the BBC’s Stargazing series there has been lots to learn.
If you are keen or want to start learning Astronomy why not have a look at our planisphere. It will help you locate the stars throughout the year.. or our exclusive Chart of the Heavens, which you can use in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and has lots of usful and interesting information on the reverse.
Bring the constellations into your home with the beautiful and unusual Constellation MOVA globe. This continually spins in ambient light, working on a mixture os solar power and magnetism – very special!
For an interesting illuminated constellation globe have a look at The Star Globes . When illuminated these globes show the mythological characters of the night sky…lovely.
To see our full Astronomy section click here and enjoy browsing…