The World map by the National Geographic Society is a current political map that shows our world in traditional blue colours. The maps' astounding detail and quality make this map an excellent reference tool for either the home, office or classroom.
The map uses a Pacific centred projection of the World, which gives a different interpretation of the standard world map that is typically Africa centred.
Unlike other political maps the country boarders are shown by use of a heavy coloured die line and the interior of the country is shown in white, making it easier to read the place names and information. Mountain ranges are shown in great detail through the use of shaded relief as well as showing ocean depths and currents.
The sheer amount of information on this map is impressive, there are smaller maps in the bottom corners showing population density, vegetation and land uses.
The high-quality laminate in which the map is encapsulated allows you to draw on or to apply map dots to locations of interest without permanently marking the map. The lamination also makes the map very durable protecting against tears and stains as well as acting as a UV filter.
The map uses the Winkel tripel projection to reduce distortion of land masses as they near the poles.
Size 1540 mm (w) x 1020 mm (h)