End of an era: MacVan Maps closing after 40 years in Colorado Springs


STES IN COLORADO IS CLOSG G AFTER 40 YEARS. THERE’S AN ANTIQUE MAP SELLER IN DENVER, BUT THE MACVAN MAPS HERE IN COLORADO SPRINGS IS THE LAST TRADITIONAL MAP STORE IN THE STATE. ONLY ON NEWS FIVE TONIGHT– BILL FOLSOM IS LOOKING INTO WHAT T WE’LL LOSE WHEN THE STORE CLOSES. BILL. FOFOR DECADES THIS HAS BEEN SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING PS. A STORE, BUT ALSO A MAP MAKING AND PUBLISHING BUSINESS. MAPS SPECIALIZED FOR OUR REGION, ONLY THE LATEST EDITIONS ARE ALSO THE LAST EDITIONS. “IT’S AN ART–PART ART PART SCIENCE.” MAPSOROR DISPLAY, OTHERS FOR FUNCTION….THEY COME FROM GOVERNMENT SOURCES, PUBLISHERS, AND MANY ARE CREATED AND PUBLISHED RIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS AT MACVAN MAPS. “40 YEARS” ” WE’VE BEEN PRODUCING OUR MAP BOOK THE COLORADO SPRINGS MAP BOOK SINCE 1978 D D DOING ALL THE CARTOGRAPHY IN HOU.”.” ‘S A PROCESS REQUIRING A LOT OF GO, SEE, THEN PUT ON PAPER….TO KEEP UP WITITH RECENT GROWTH. ” WE HAVE A CARTOGRPAHER GOES OUT IN THE FLDLD, DRIVES THE STREETS, MAKES NOTES DOES HIS DRAWINGS.” THERE’S THE BOOK FORM, FOLDABLE MAPS, AND VERY LARGE WALL SIZE VERSIONS OF LOCAL CITIES, COUNTIES, AND RECREATIONAL AREAS. FOR DECADES AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE COMMUNITY. “LIKEL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAVE THEM. A LOT OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT GUYS HAVE THEM. JUST ANY FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE THAT IN CASE THEIR ELECTRONICS GO OUT.” THEN THERE’S ALL THE OTHER MAPS….SOME FOR DISPLAY, OTHERS PACKABLE FOR ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THWOWORLD YOU WANT TO GO, DRAWERS FULLLL OMAPS FROM THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, SHELVES OF BLM MAPS,MAPS FOR HUERERS, OTHES FOR HIKERS. LAYING OUT A MAP OFFERS PERSPECTIVE. ” THEY WANT TO OPEN IT UP AN TAKE A LOOK.” ONLY MAP SALES ARE FAINING…..A VICITIM OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY. GPS AND APS ON SMART PHONES..MAKE MAPS VERY MOBILASAS LONG AS THERE IS SERVICE. “WELL DON’T DROP IT, DON’T LET THE E BAERY DIE, BECAUSE YOU’LL BE IN BITRTROUBLE.” WHETHER A PURIST, OR A MOBILE MAPPER WHO WANTS ONE PRINTED. SALES ARE DOWN, SO THIS LONG TIME MAPOURCE IS GOING AWAY. “THEY’RE JUST COMING IN AND LOADG G UP.” “GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN.” THE STORE CLOSES AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. NEW TONIGHT–

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