Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) August 8, 2006
Just in time for the new school year, leading map publisher Maps.com announces the release of the Iran Wall Map. The Santa Barbara-based mapping company is known for producing high quality wall maps in response to current events. With an increasingly global future and heightened conflict in the Middle East, resources like the Iran Wall Map will serve as valuable educational and reference tools for America’s youth.
A recent study conducted by National Geographic and Roper Public Affairs has revealed that despite widespread media coverage of catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina, the War with Iraq, and the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, young Americans aged 18-24 remain largely unaware of the affected geographic regions. Of the 510 surveyed, 33 percent could not pinpoint Louisiana on a map, 63 percent could not find Iraq, 75 percent were unable to locate Iran or Israel, and a staggering 88 percent could not find Afghanistan.
Studies like these illustrate a growing need for educational map resources in America’s classrooms. Maps.com is committed to providing teachers, students, and anyone with an interest in the world with the highest quality map products. Along with the Iran Wall Map, Maps.com’s online retail site carries a variety of classroom products such as desk maps, atlases, globes, games, and digital downloads. (For more information on Maps.com products and services, visit http://www.maps.com)
Founded in 1991, Santa Barbara based Maps.com is the industry’s most comprehensive mapping services company with offerings in the business, consumer, and education marketplaces. Whether it's creating a regional wall map or planning a multi-stop travel route online, Maps.com strives to meet the mapping needs of today's digital era. Today, over 2 million monthly visitors, 8,500 U.S. Schools, and both small and large companies, such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, Nextel, and AAA currently benefit from Maps.com’s vast service offerings. For more information, visit http://www.maps.com.
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