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WHY CONVENTIONAL CLOCKS ARE OUT OF TIME.
As technology continues to advance and the concept of a "global economy" gains more and more acceptance, it becomes increasingly necessary to know, or at least to be aware of, the time in other parts of the world.
For more globally-minded people it is even more critical to know the hours of daylight throughout the world.
Yet even the most advanced clocks of today are merely time indicators, devoid of any other vital information. That is, except for the Geochron.
THE DIFFERENCE IS NIGHT AND DAY.
In addition to providing you the time anywhere in the world (not to mention a refresher course in geography), the Geochron also communicates important, constantly-changing information not available from any other source.
As a result of its simultaneous, horizontal, and vertical movement, the sun button describes a figure eight pattern, crossing the "mean noon" four times. The pattern is called the "analemma."
As you can see from the photos on this page, this sunlight distribution pattern changes perpetually, as days and seasons progress.
24 HOURS. 40 TIME ZONES.
You probable already know how the earth is divided into 24 "standard" time zones. But did you know about the 16 additional "non-standard" time zones?
Don't worry. The Geochron has them all covered, all year long -- even during periods of daylight-savings time.
What's more, the map on every single Geochron we make is designed to reflect changes in the world order (for example, the unification of Germany, the breakup of the former Soviet Union).
The Original Kilburg Geochron features a minute analog, in the upper right hand corner, to make it even more precise.
HOW TO TELL TIME WITH GEOCHRON.
What about those non-standard zones we just mentioned? Simple. Those non-standard and pocketed zones have boundaries that do not extend to an arrow. Instead, they're marked with a letter and a number.
The letter, derived from international radio call letters, tells you which arrow of the Geochron to read, while the number shows the number of minutes the region deviates from standard time. For example, the designation of India is E + 30, which means you add 30 minutes to the time you read on the E pointer.
You've just completed the most difficult calculation of international time a Geochron owner ever has to compute. Congratulations.
WHAT DAY IS IT, ANYWAY?
Reading the date and day of the week is a snap with Geochron. Since the map is moving from left to right, the International Dateline crosses the frame once each day. The days, date and month observed on either side of the Dateline are each displayed via indicators mounted at the Geochron's bottom.
We can turn any fold map or wall map into a laminated wall map or a mounted and laminated wall map. We also offer laminating and mounting service for any of you own paper products. So if you see a map that does'nt show a LAMINATED MAP PRICE or would like to laminate your map or other document contact us and we will be happy to give you a quote. We offer a 24 hour turn around on all small order lamination and mounting service.
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|One Map Place, Inc.
1620 Surveyor Blvd
Carrollton, TX. 75006
Fax (972) 416-5071
Hours of operation:|
Monday & Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm