Roughly 830 miles (1,300 kilometers) east of Australia lies Grande Terre, the largest island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. Cloud-free skies allowed NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite a clear view of Grande Terre on June 10, 2015 – a beautiful image offered by Customaps. The British explorer James Cook gave New Caledonia its name because its mountains reminded him of Scotland (once named Caledonia).
New Caledonia’s rocks are unusually rich in iron, magnesium, and nickel; in fact, the island is home to about a quarter of the world’s known nickel resources. Meanwhile the soils are poor in nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, and plant life has had to adapt. About 75 percent of New Caledonia’s plant species are found only the island, placing New Caledonia third, after Hawaii and New Zealand, for endemic plant species.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Our map posters are printed on a premium 10 mil (235 g/m2) thick cellulose based paper. Environmentally friendly, it is PVC free and recyclable. It features a satin finish with low glare. Saturated with latex for durable indoor and temporary outdoor use.
Strength, tear-resistance, flexibility, and the ability to fold without the image cracking are key benefits of our posters.
- PEEL & STICK WALL MURALS:
Our wall murals are made of a self-adhesive thin polyester fabric material. They have the look and feel of a very thin canvas and do not require use of wallpaper paste or any extra glue for hanging. Our map murals can easily be removed, leaving no trace or sticky residue on 99% of any surface! They can be moved and re-applied over and over again, as the adhesive does not weaken or strengthen over time. Stick your map for a day – or stick it for a decade – still removes with no issues. Our material is green, nontoxic and safe. We protect them with a transparent laminate, which allows you to clean your map with a damp sponge.
Note: it is recommended to apply your wall mural on LOW or NO VOC paints.
To learn more about the installation process of our wall murals, please click hereEach wallpaper mural is divided into numbered panels, which are hung edge to edge. Each panel is approximately 2 feet (24") wide.