The most accurate map of Earth's surface ever produced from satellite data. This computer-generated composite map draws from more than 500 satellite images to give one-kilometer detail and consistent representation of natural colors.
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.