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As explorers discovered more of the new world, the maps were constantly upgraded, changed, and edited. For this reason, many of the first globes of the world were constructed in wood and drawn on with charcoal that could be smudged away. Nobles could afford to buy metal globes as they were updated, usually made of a cheap metal such as tin.

 

A globe of the world can be radically different from another in both size and shape. They can be as small as to fit in the palm of your hand or as big as a beach ball. Some rare globes are often found in museums or the hands of private collections, and they can be made of anything from bright gold to shining silver to rose coral. Such globes are best suited for display versus actual use, and are extremely wonderful works of art. Knowledge of geography of any given time period can be indicated by ancient globes, and history is rich within certain globes that may have once belonged to great dignitaries or navigators. Aesthetic charisma and geographical interest meld in a world globe when it is displayed.

 

A plastic globe of the world is useful as nautical decor for those with children and those who may be concerned about it breaking. The beauty of these timeless pieces is not diminished by being made in plastic, however. These also make for a wonderful learning aid for those who are young or simply curious, and putting one in a child's room may foster an interest in geography. The reason for this is simple. When you first start collecting, you are starting from zero. So, there are plenty of current globes, and even reproductions of older ones that will get your collection going.

 

There are approximately 1.7 million Postcodes covering the United Kingdom - a mix of large user Postcodes for businesses who receive large quantities of mail, non-residential Postcodes for small businesses and residential Postcodes which are shared, on average, by around 15 residential properties - usually a street.

 

Locating customers in this way is also used to allocate customers and prospects to field sales teams where sales territories and areas are defined by Postcode (see below). For example, if you receive an enquiry from a customer whose location is in LS26 3PX then you can easily allocate that prospect to your sales person who is responsible for the LS26 Postcode District. This is one of the most common applications for Postcode wall maps.

 

The most common way of defining field sales areas is also through the use of the Postcode system. Postcode sector map or District maps are generally the most popular laminated maps for this purpose as they offer a a contiguous and complete coverage of the United Kingdom and can be allocated to names sales people based on the persons home location - a sales person living in Harrogate may cover the postcodes in North Yorkshire and someone living in Manchester may cover Lancashire.

 

As explorers discovered more of the new world, the maps were constantly upgraded, changed, and edited. For this reason, many of the first globes of the world were constructed in wood and drawn on with charcoal that could be smudged away. Postcode sector map or District maps are generally the most popular laminated maps for this purpose as they offer a contiguous.

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