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Did You Know that Maps Are Popular Movie & TV Props?

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

It's true.  Hardly a week goes by when a set designer or producer doesn't contact Map Resources looking for a map they need for a scene.  Sometimes the map is just a general background graphic, but often it is well integrated into the plot.  Designers specify exactly what towns, streets, rivers they want to show.  Hey, that river might be where the body is dumped! It's easy to see why they come to Map Resources.  Besides the great stock supply of maps we have for immediate download, we can also make custom maps within a few days.  Plus our Extended...

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City Map Coloring Book??

Posted by Andrea Schultz on

I suppose it had to happen...With the adult coloring book trend skyrocketing throughout the publishing world, it was only a matter of time before a mapmaker joined in. "City Maps, A Coloring Book for Adults", by Gretchen Peterson. Maybe it's more relaxing color an intricate city map than a complex mandala. Certainly a good way to engage in a city before visiting it!  Save

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Look What Came in the Mail Today....

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Cooking With Kids, a beautiful set of cookbooks for the classroom.  And these are not just cookbooks, they are fully fleshed out curriculum for grades K-6. The cooking lessons incorporate Art, Literacy, Math, Health curriculum for specific grades.  With great advice on safety, teamwork, shopping, and planning. And the recipes actually look great! Our favorite part - of course - is the use of maps.  Kids get to see a map of the region or country where a food originated. A helpful aid for promoting geographic understanding. Thanks to Cooking With Kids for using Map Resources maps in such a...

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Rio, Brazil & Olympic Games + Maps

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Today, the 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. The attention of the world will be focused on the amazing competition between athletes from 206 nations, plus a refugee team.  Athletes will be competing in 28 sports, plus 2 new sports - golf and rugby sevens. Check the official IOC site for details on games, schedules, locations & more. But for maps, look to Map Resources because we've got lots – Rio de Janiero and Brazil.

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Map Resources .. in movies and on TV

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

TV and movie producers love Map Resources because maps make fantastic set dressing. And because Map Resources offers broadcast licensing with lots of permissions included, at super-reasonable rates.  Licenses can be added to any map at time of purchase.  Plus you can submit releases for quick turn-around signature. See who's using Map Resources

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