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Old 01-24-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Here's that website that carries the LARGE, laminated wall map of Wake and Durham counties: (remember it's $150!)

Wake County Wall Map overview

I'd like it, honestly, but I just can't shell out the cash for something like this right now.
That's the exact map I purchased for my work about a year ago. It also comes with a book of streets so you can locate them on the map as well. Luckily I was able to get reimbursed for the map (I am going to get one at my new job also). They are nice maps though.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I hope you find one that updates weekly!
LMBO!!!! How true, how true.... I'm laughing one of those half laughs/ half cries kind of laughs!
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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That's the exact map I purchased for my work about a year ago. It also comes with a book of streets so you can locate them on the map as well. Luckily I was able to get reimbursed for the map (I am going to get one at my new job also). They are nice maps though.
How did you like it? did it come rolled up and need to be flattened out at all?
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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The only ones that cheap I could find were here.....

Raleigh, NC 50 Mile Radius Map : ADC Map: Part of the American Map Publishing Group (http://www.adcmap.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1628 - broken link)

You can also get for Durham, Cary etc... Good Luck!
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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My husband and I like to get wall maps for the cities we move to. It's so nice to have it hanging on the wall with little flags marking various important locations (home, work, favorite new restaurant, a new friend's house, etc.). It really helps you get a feel for your new environment. Unfortunately, we had the same trouble as you, Ibeg4sushi. We just couldn't find a wall map that showed the Triangle in the kind of detail we needed. We thought about getting two maps - one for Wake County & another of the Durham & Chapel Hill area - and putiing them on the wall together. We didn't have enough wall space for that, but it may be an option for you.

Instead my husband asked a local bookstore to order a local atlas for us. It cost about $20. We got the 3rd edition, but it looks like the 5th edition was just published a few months ago. I don't see it on the ADC website, but it's for sale on Amazon.
Here are the details:
ADC (Alexandria Drafting Company)
Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill Street Atlas (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0875308848
ISBN-13: 978-0875308845
Note that it covers more than just those 3 towns. It covers basically the entire Triangle ... from Hillsborough to Fuquay Varina to Clayton to Wake Forest. It's all in there.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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My husband and I like to get wall maps for the cities we move to. It's so nice to have it hanging on the wall with little flags marking various important locations (home, work, favorite new restaurant, a new friend's house, etc.). It really helps you get a feel for your new environment. Unfortunately, we had the same trouble as you, Ibeg4sushi. We just couldn't find a wall map that showed the Triangle in the kind of detail we needed. We thought about getting two maps - one for Wake County & another of the Durham & Chapel Hill area - and putiing them on the wall together. We didn't have enough wall space for that, but it may be an option for you.

Instead my husband asked a local bookstore to order a local atlas for us. It cost about $20. We got the 3rd edition, but it looks like the 5th edition was just published a few months ago. I don't see it on the ADC website, but it's for sale on Amazon.
Here are the details:
ADC (Alexandria Drafting Company)
Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill Street Atlas (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0875308848
ISBN-13: 978-0875308845
Note that it covers more than just those 3 towns. It covers basically the entire Triangle ... from Hillsborough to Fuquay Varina to Clayton to Wake Forest. It's all in there.
Thanks for the great tip! Yay! About how large do you think it is? It's not saying as much on amazon.....It has product dimensions, but I'm guessing it's a book or a fold out?
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the great tip! Yay! About how large do you think it is? It's not saying as much on amazon.....It has product dimensions, but I'm guessing it's a book or a fold out?
Sadly, it's a book and not a fold out. I know, I know ... if only! I'm not sure about the new edition, but my 3rd edition is 172 pages long. The first 126 pages are all maps. The rest is the index (street names, zip codes, local ammenities like parks and hospitals, etc.).
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Well, I dug through some of my stuff from my trip in May and I have this map that shows *most* of the triangle (though not knghtdale or clayton or anything like that) and it was free from Wachovia - it has these darned Wachovia icons all over it! LOL! Tomorrow I'm going to Barnes & Noble and see if there isn't something better for my wall. Thanks to everyone for all your help! It's always appreciated!!

*Beam, Shine, and Twirl*
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Also try AAA.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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Barnes and Noble. They have tons. When we moved here we bought a giant one and marked with a highlighter where everything was in relationship to the neighborhoods we were thinking about. Gave us a much better perspective of the area.

Good luck.
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