The Company produces and distributes hundreds of
different globe models in 3.3", 4.2", 4.7", 6", 9",
10", 12", 16", 20" and 32" diameters. About 50% of all
globes manufactured are 12 inches in diameter, which is considered the standard
size for a home or schoolroom. The Company distributes globes through many
different sales channels.
The maps on all Replogle Globes
show nations, colonies, possessions, boundary lines and place names as
officially approved by the United States Government. Maintenance of the content
of these maps requires frequent communication with various government agencies.
These agencies include the U. S. Department of State, the U. S. Board of
Geographic Names, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Imagery and
In addition to the sources
listed above, we communicate with embassies of other nations in Washington D.C.
and foreign consulate offices in Chicago (Replogle® Globes Inc. is headquartered
in the Chicago area) for help with new changes in boundaries and place names. We
also use material from official foreign place-name agencies equivalent to our U.
Like most American map makers,
our globes show the de facto status of nations, regions and possessions-that is,
the actual current political situation, or the way things are, not the way some
factions believe the situations should be. In some regions we note the political
claims by neighboring nations, but the land color (and border) is shown in
accordance with the region's actual political affiliation or status.
Due to our globe's use as a
reference source for geographic places noted in contemporary news and historical
literature, we often show alternative or former place names in parentheses. This
is one way our globes serve the ongoing needs of both the serious student and
the casual user.
Replogle® Globes Inc.
Terrence E. Donovan