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 Mapping Agency.
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. S. sources.
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
Replogle Globes Inc.
Terrence E. Donovan