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'Don't leave home without STREETWISE.' --The New York Times

'STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential.' --Travel + Leisure Magazine

'In a strange city, your sense of direction is only as good as the map in your hands. The best maps to carry are published by STREETWISE.' --Chicago Daily Herald

About the Author

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

  • Map: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps (March 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886705887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886705883
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 4.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 19, 2008
We used this on a week-long stay in Milan. Sufficiently detailed to walk around minor streets (which change names frequently). I did not use this for driving in Milan, a GPS would be better then. Shows metro stops (M1,M2,M3) in context with city streets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By so1969 on February 18, 2011
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I would recommend this product to everyone visiting milan,It shows all the major landmarks that you would want to visit, The Central Railway Station and Cadorna Station(to Malpensa airport)The metro system and their locations on the streetmap. It also shows most hotels in the city which is really handy.(especially when first arriving)
It folds up 22cm X 10cm, so it fits nicely into a back pocket or handbag, Has a protective laminate coating so you can look at the map when it's raining and don't have to worry about it falling to bits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casinobill on February 21, 2011
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I have used these for every major city where I travel, when they are available! I have used them in London, Madrid, Barcelona and many other cities. They are extremely accurate and show almost all major and minor sites!

I get them well in advance of trips and mark the sites that I want to see. That way you can visually se what sites are in the same area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David J. Atkinson on July 30, 2012
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I love the Streetwise maps. I recently bought this map of Milan and we carried it everywhere on our one week visit. It is accurate, easy to read, and very durable. I have many Streetwise maps of major cities and they have all proven their worth, and years later they are still in very good condition too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JF-Marietta, GA on July 28, 2013
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I love Streetwise Maps. They are the perfect size for putting in a backpack or handbag and they are full of details. I've found them to be up-to-date with fairly recent street changes. The lamination makes them perfect for jotting notes with a dry-erase pen and then erasing for later use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Lesser on April 13, 2009
We had been told that this particular map was out of production and no longer available. Leave it to Amazon . com to help us find exactly what we needed. It arrived before we expected it and will be an essential tool for our trip to Milan!
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Not a bad map. It was handy to pull out of my "man bag" without ripping. But it is limited if you hope to use the wonderful mass transit in Milan, which is far more than metro as there are trams and buses. I ended up buying a map "Milano Mezzi Pubblici" (which has plasticized pages for durability) for 5 Euros at a street kiosk as a supplement. The advantage of the "Pubblici" map is that it shows the routes and stops of trams and buses as well as the metro. We spent a week in Milan and used nothing but public transport and it would have been very difficult to do without the supplemental "Pubblici" map (photos attached to review). Indeed, the "Pubblici" map illustrated three separate tram lines that were within 3 blocks of our apartment, something that I could not have figured out from the Streetwise map alone. It made it possible to figure out quickly how to get to the main train station and most sights. That said, after I figured out the routes, the Streetwise map was handy to use although the "Pubblici" went along as a reference as it folds out into a larger (and consequently more readable) map which at times was not convenient, although there was an expanded map of the center of town to open to that was easy to open and covers most tourist stops. Anyway, the maps complement each other and I liked having both. The Milan metro system has a website that also can show you travel options by inputting your address and destination address at the www site atm-mi.it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Seattle Cat Woman on October 4, 2013
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I found the print on this map too small for my old eyes! It did not cover as much of the city as much detail as I would have liked.
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