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Streetwise Montreal Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Montreal, Canada - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map Map – June 1, 2013


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Streetwise Montreal Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Montreal, Canada - Folding pocket size travel map with metro map + Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide) + Lonely Planet Montreal & Quebec City (Travel Guide)
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Product Details

  • Map: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps; Revised 2008 edition (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886705879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886705876
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The map is easy to use as well.
Jessica
Unlike paper maps and because it was laminated, it held up perfectly for the entire 5 days.
Robert Bryan
We used it very recently in Montreal and it was a tremendous help.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Capt'n Bob on May 28, 2011
Format: Map Verified Purchase
I've purchased several Streetwise maps for other major cities and was pleased enough that I purchased the Montreal edition. Unfortunately I discovered during the week we were in Montreal that the map was pretty worthless when it came to actually getting around, unlike their NYC or London maps. When I looked for a better map, it turns out there isn't one, at least that I was able to locate. There's something about the size of Montreal and the way it's laid out that makes it very difficult to produce a map that covers the area and is detailed enough for day-to-day navigation. Why this is so is a mystery to me. For example NYC is complex and bigger, but I'm able to use Streetwise for navigation in NYC. So my advice, fine get the Streetwise, since I haven't found an alternative. But as soon as you get there pick up the local tourist map which is free and actually usable. Montreal City also has an excellent on-line series of maps in .pdf format that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. And finally The Google Map App is far and away the best way of navigating Montreal...but if you do this (and are not on a Canadian carrier) make sure to purchase a data package before you leave, or the megabytes will cost more than your airfare. For what it's worth, I used the Google app for 7 days, being cuareful to turn on 'data roaming' only when using the app and consumed about 30 MB of data. Your mileage will vary...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. White on October 6, 2008
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All of these streetwise maps are great. They focus on the downtowns of major cities- just where you probably are when you are walking around and need a quick reference. The size is perfect, and the plastic coating makes them extremely durable. I was in Montreal for over a month and had three local people ask me where I got the map - twice when I pulled it out on the Metro to review where I was going once I got off, once just on the street. As one person told me: "It doesn't look like a tourist map, I'd like one. Where did you get it?" The same thing happened twice in Paris last year with that map. Highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. J. John on September 14, 2008
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This laminated map is a favorite. I purchased one for London and loved it, so I bought this one for our upcoming trip to Montreal. Unlike paper maps it can take the folding and refolding and still hold up great. While its size is larger, (pamphlet, about the size of a paper map)it still will fit in a purse or backback without a problem. The other bonus is the metro stations that are clearly marked on the map.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 26, 2013
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When I arrived at the airport, I realized that they have much better free maps, for free, at kiosks in the airport and pretty much everywhere in town.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on July 2, 2011
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This is a great map. I am currently using it on vacation. It has enough detail to easily get around and also has a large area of the city on the map. The map is easy to use as well. I wouldn't change it at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Adams on August 17, 2009
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we use this map all the time when we go to Montreal- convenient that it has the whole metro system on it, too. I would NOT think that it fits in a pocket, unless you're talking about a large inside coat pocket like on a man's suit jacket! I keep ours in my handbag.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric E. Gottesman on July 30, 2009
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We've been to Montreal many times before, but I was tired unfolding huge paper tourist maps to find my way around. I had seen the "Streetwise Map" series before and thought it would work well. It was just as I hoped - compact, durable, and very clear. My only problem was that some of the street names were hard to read with my aging eyes, but that is not the fault of the map! Overall it's very clear, nicely designed and easy to carry around when exploring a new city. I am sure I'll buy more of these as I head to other places.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fromArizona on January 6, 2009
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These maps are very helpful in terms of vacation planning & sightseeing. Their size is very convenient and they are easy to read.
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