/ Where do you store your maps??
Where do you store your maps???
In a box in the loft till I need one.
In my gear room, where else?
Depends on expected usage:
Local ones: on a handy bookshelf.
Commonly visited areas: in a drawer.
Rarely visited areas: in a box.
Numbers are approx: 20; 30; 100 (I have a lot of maps!)
For the newer maps that I use, in a lidded plastic storage box, all filed in order so that I can find them easily. Older ones that are unlikely to be used are stacked in a bookshelf.
couple on the book shelf and the rest on hard drive and smartphone micro SD
I keep my maps on my book shelf, you know, like a book.
The trick is to have an appropriate shelf height and a good bookend.
In the library, of course.
They sit beautifully on a shelf if you put the spine (with the map number) pointing outwards, and you can then have them in numerical order:
I keep them on the bookshelf - that way I can take one down of an evening and just read it like a good book. They never get boring.
Nice, a full set of The Oxford History of England and Osamu Tezuka's Buddha if I'm not mistaken.
I keep all my maps in a large plastic underbed storage trolley-box-thing. My girlfriend has always been frightened of it, convinced it contained unspeakable porn, until I pulled out an OS explorer when I couldn't sleep.
In careful numeric order, 1:50s in one section, 1:25s in another. Ikea do these little wooden boxes with six small drawers in. If you get rid of the drawers you have a useful frame perfect for maps side by side and with horizontal divides so they don't cascade. I feel I may have taken map organisation a bit far ...
I can not even begin to explain how boring that question was.
Dilemma...FFS sake man get a grip
That's the important maps - the topos live in bookcases around the house.
On my iPhone.
On computer with a5 laminate print outs in plastic cases, that sit in the adventure room
Do you know what fits into them, on their side. Yes perfect for OS maps.
And yes I did buy one. Now years later as my map collection has expanded I went back to look for another one. They still do the "billy" bookshelf, but not the divider - so I made one.
Lots of maps, in numerical order.
Quote from an DofE Student on a training day recently " Your OCD is high today" lol
You appear to have a staircase turning into a wall, is this similar to the Harry Potter railway station thing? ;-)
I keep mine in my gear room, along with my guides. My gear room is upstairs in my garage (man-cave).
Maps likely to be used at any time (all Lakes and Snowdonia) are in the "library" (crate) in the campervan, along with associated climbing and scrambling guidebooks. All other maps are in the study on a bookshelf. When we go to Scotland we swap those for Snowdonia and keep the Lakes lot in in case of diverting due to weather or time, or if we want a quick stop off on the way home.
I keep mine on a bookshelf too, likewise in numerical order, although some of the most-used ones are tattered beyond recognition and my OH has a habit of marking routes on them in pink highlighter <scowls>
> ... in the adventure room
This is a brilliant thread
Have any other maps-in-numerical-order-liner-uppers noticed the new 1:25k maps are all different sizes and this makes keeping them neatly arranged difficult?
Doesn't everyone have a staircase to nowhere in their library?
And then buy another copy before finding the first? I have three copies of some maps - but have had "duplicate exchanges" with friends on occasion too.
This is indeed a rather odd question. I have a complete set of UK OS Landrangers (except sheet 12 which I seem to have lost) plus a few duplicates and a couple of 1:25000's and Irish maps. They live quite happily in bookshelves in my study. They really don't take up much room at all - maybe seven or eight feet or so of shelf space - and don't fall over if you have a weighty bookend on each shelf.
No, but I've got a fake pigeon in mine?
I love maps. Give me the choice of any book or a map, and I'll go for the map every time
I visited the Scottish mountaineer Douglas Scott a few years ago, and his map collection was impressive, and they were strewn around, opened out on the kitchen table obviously still planning and dreaming into his eighties.
> I keep mine in my gear room, along with my guides.
I just read a thread on becoming a guide so I envisaged a room full of fully equipped, tanned, european guides (people not books) and lots of maps.
Must go and get a cup of tea to stay awake...
On my front room book shelf. this is where I keep all the books that i want people to see and judge me on.
All my viz annuals and bravo two Zero are in the back bedroom.
I stored mine in WTC7, that's why 'they' took it down.
I have a book case specially for maps !
Most of mine live in the hole in the nasty 80s TV stand thing I have that was probably meant for storing videos. Less important ones are in a box in the corner of the room.
There are nearly always at least one or two in the planning room. You know, the room with lots of big ceramic things in it, including a nice comfortable seat with a hole in the middle of it.
OS Maps in old boot boxes and rarely used as I tend to print from Memory Map as and when required.
A4 print-offs are then stored in plastic wallets in a ring binder, which does get used frequently.
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