National Geographic’s wall map of the physical world highlights the planet’s geographical diversity with subtle earth-tones for land masses, shaded relief, and stunning sea floor topography in vibrant shades of blue. Detailed and accurate, this map features the Winkel Tripel projection to reduce distortion of land masses as they near the poles. Separate insets show the North and South polar regions. The World Tectonics inset details the features, motion, and notable historical activity along the earth’s plates and the World Climate inset shows the diverse climate regions and ocean currents. Elevations of major peaks are expressed in feet and depth soundings are expressed in meters.
World tectonics and world climate insets
Insets of the North and South polar regions
Geographical detail including mountain relief and ocean floor topography
Elevations in feet and depth soundings in meters
Major cities and geographical features named including mountain ranges, basins, deserts, seas, and more
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.