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Old 06-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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Best Atlas (paper copy)

What is the best hard copy atlas for the US?
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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I've always been a Rand McNally fan:

The 2016 Road Atlas
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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I just love the RAND McNally road atlas. We have a new one every year and I have one by my chair when I watch TV. Also have one by the computer desk. Can quickly look up locations that I read about on this forum. Loren
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We use Rand McNalley from Walmart. It lists locations of WM ans Sams.
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They make a spiral bound one that works great now - it lays flat. When we traveled from Chilliwack to Asheville, NC last year, we used that, phone apps, Garmin GPS, DeLorme Topo US and often an Excel Spread Sheet to calculate our stops! 6700 miles & 49 campsites, with no reservations and kept our drive distance down to 110 miles per day, so we needed it all depending on if there was cell service, Wi-fi or none of the above. The atlas was always "live."
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We like the Rand McNally spiral bound large format one.
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Thanks to all! we went to Borders tonight and were surprised they didn't have that one. We will give WalMart a try.
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That's hard to believe!

People can brag all they want about digital maps but the only really good digital map is Google Maps on a full-sized PC. Give me a paper map any time--that's why I need the biggest table in my Egbert so I can open up my maps to peruse them, mapophile that I am. And what's better than trying to fold up a map with all the ripping and cursing?? Such joy!
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Give me a paper map any time--that's why I need the biggest table in my Egbert so I can open up my maps to peruse them, mapophile that I am. And what's better than trying to fold up a map with all the ripping and cursing?? Such joy!
Karen, have you been to Metsker Maps in Seattle? Used to be in Pioneer Square, but they're now at Pike Place Market. Love that store!

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I have the last Metsker maps of Whatcom County in existence. Love Metsker maps.
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