- Spiral-bound: 200 pages
- Publisher: Rand McNally; 23rd edition (September 26, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 052887389X
- ISBN-13: 978-0528873898
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #968,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Thomas Guide Bay Area Metro, California Street Guide, 23rd Edition Spiral-bound – September 26, 2008
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GPS is wonderful, but if you don't know the exact destination, or need to get an overview of the surrounding area, maps are still the best (and they don't go dead if you forget to recharge!). That said, whether there are going to be new updates to many maps is problematic. Like so many other companies, Thomas Brothers has fled California to reduce its costs of doing business, but that may not be enough.
The explosive growth of inexpensive GPS has been a major factor, and it's certainly affected sales. That said, Thomas has also partly done it to itself. Previous editions of it maps used a strong, closed plastic fingers and retainer system to hold the book together,. On its most recent offerings, Thomas Brothers switched over to cheap, thin wire spiral rings that are not fully joined. These have a gap in them. Over time, if you use these maps a lot, that gap will widen, and pages will start to come out. They're almost impossible to get fully back in, so your map book essentially will gradually self destruct. I'll wager enough people are getting annoyed at this that it is also affecting sales.
It may be back to a whole seat full of folding AAA maps in the not too distant future.