New World Maps
Available in these Projections
Invented in 1569 and probably the most famous world map projection. Lots of major online mapping services are using a variant of the Mercator projection.
Created in 1963 by Arthur H. Robinson. Various elements of the map are only slightly distorted but yet the result is an attractive map that is great for general purpose world maps.
Winkel Tripel projection
Developed by Oswald Winkel in 1921. Often used by National Geographic. Great for general purpose world maps. Less distortion near the poles.
Miller Cylindrical projection
Osborn Maitland Miller proposed this modified Mercator projection in 1942. Great for also showing Antarctica on the bottom.
The world in a circle. All points on the map are at correct distances and correct directions from the center point. Useful for showing airline distances, maps of the poles and much more.
Centered on America
Useful when North America and South America are the subjects of the map in relation to the rest of the world. The continent of Asia is divided into two parts.
Centered on Europe-Africa
The Greenwich Meridian defines the center of these maps. This is the most popular way to respresent a world map.
Centered on Asia-Australia
Puts the continent of Asia and Australia in the middle of the action. Illustrates the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean. When this area is the subject, these maps are a good starting point for your mapping efforts.