New map for 2020! - Pacific-centered Peters Equal Area Desktop 11x17" Map - traditional colors
We produced this custom map for Meghan Witty at Omaha North High Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska because she wanted to inspire kids to learn more about the world...change their perspective...and expand their horizons. Then we realized that this innovative twist on the Peters Map (produced with the traditional Peters Map colors) would probably find a good home in many classrooms in the USA and around the world. So based on the success of our 11x17 desktop Peters Map that was Africa-centered, we decided to go to press with Meghan's map in 2020.
If you want to get a laminated version or flat-paper version of the 11x17 map map, they will be available from two of our authorized distributors, Longitude Maps and WholeWorldBooks.com .Search their websites (price will be around $10 per laminated map). The paper folded version will be available as single copies for around $6 from the UN Association of Palo Alto.
We've had interest from all around the globe ... especially educators, NGO's and not-for-profits in the Pacific Rim. Slated to get maps are: Ceeds of Peace, Conflict Resolution Alliance, East West Center, Gandhi International Institute for Peace, Institute for Climate and Peace, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Pacific Historic Parks, Teach For America Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Liliane Koziol, president of the United Nations Association (East Bay Chapter) plans to use our new map and give packages of 50 to her top donors, called the “Club 100.” Maybe you have a school that you want to share them with … or a special fund-raising project where they would fit in. Liliane wrote me from Madagascar in January of 2020 saying: “This new perspective is indeed 20/20 vision for 2020!!! Wow -- what a way to start the year!”
The equal area Peters Map has attracted more press coverage, both praise and criticism, than any other map in history. It was featured in the hit TV show, The West Wing. Now the Peters Map is available with one more novel, thought-provoking twist...the Pacific Ocean is in the middle. This new map brings your visual focus onto the oceans instead of the land and "looks" quite different from the Africa-centered Peters Map. This map will challenge students to think about the world, and USA-centrism, in a whole new way, providing an entree into many topics of discussion.
The West Wing clip about the Peters Map is also on YouTube HERE.
Watch the video below with an explanation of ODT's topographic version of the Peters Map (sized at 20.5" x 32")