Frequently Asked Questions

Who designs the charts?

See the About page. 

Are PDF versions available?

No. And there are no exceptions.

    What are your shipping rates and approx. times?

    USA - Standard
    FREE
    2-3 weeks
    USA - Priority
    $9.00
    4-5 business days
    Canada
    FREE 1-2 weeks
    International $15.00
    2-4 weeks

    Note: Price is per shipment and is the same regardless of how many items are ordered. For international orders: depending on the country and the size of your order, you may be charged additional fees for customs/duty by your local delivery company.

    What is your return policy?

    I do not accept returns. However, I will issue a refund or send a free replacement if: 1. you received the wrong item(s); 2. your item(s) arrived damaged; 3. your item(s) never arrived.  Please send a request to matt@usefulcharts.com along with photos of the damage (if applicable). 

    Do you offer discounts?

    Yes. If you buy any 3 or more charts (separate titles or multiples), you will automatically receive 30% off your entire order. That works out to be less than $14 per chart. 

    Schools, resellers, and homeschool groups that order 12 or more charts will receive a deeper discount ($10 per chart + free shipping). Email me directly at matt@usefulcharts.com to place an order.

    Where can I buy your charts in person?

    The following stores stock my charts:

    • Calgary: Map Town 400 5th Ave SW | 403-266-2241
    • Seattle: Metsker Maps | 1511 1st Ave or Alderwood Mall | 206-623-8747
    • Toronto: Sports Poster Warehouse | 55 Queens Plate Dr | 416-696-8353
    • Vancouver: Book Warehouse | 632 W. Broadway | 604-872-5711

    What new charts might we see soon?

    I'm currently working on: Writing Systems of the World, Timeline of Asian History, and Roman Emperors Family Tree

    Can you make a chart about ___?

    I love hearing suggestions. I can't guarantee that I'll make the chart you suggest but feel free to send me your ideas via the contact page.

    Do you do freelance work?

    Yes, but not very often. If you have a serious project that includes a sufficient budget for graphic design, feel free to email me at matt@usefulcharts.com.

    What program do you use to design the charts?

    LibreOffice Draw on Linux.

    Where are the wallcharts printed?

    All of my wallcharts are printed by MET Fine Printers in Vancouver, BC, Canada. MET is a leading eco-friendly printer that operates a carbon-neutral facility and uses only UV inks.

    Any comments about legal stuff?

    Yes. First of all, you should know that each wallchart that is sold on this website is copyrighted by UsefulCharts Publishing and should therefore not be duplicated and/or redistributed via any means, physical or electronic, without direct permission from the owner, Matt Baker.

    Second, when it comes to the individual images used within my wallcharts, I would like to state that I have made every effort to only use images that are either in the public domain or that are available via a Creative Commons license. In the latter case, I provide attributions when required. If I have unknowingly used your image without permission or proper attribution, please let me know asap at matt@usefulcharts.com.

    Third, please note that the charts that I make for the blog section of this website do sometimes contain individual images that are copyrighted by others (e.g. - pictures of actors from TV shows). These individual images are used under the doctrine of the fair use and because of the copyright associated with them, I am unable to sell printed versions of those charts. No exceptions.