Highly detailed world map in a Mercator projection, centered on Europe and Africa. We designed this map to be focused slightly to the east to avoid cutting up Siberia, read our blog post on meridians to read more about it. This map shows countries, capitals, cities, rivers, geographic lines, grid lines, lakes, bathymetry (ocean depths) and elevations all in vectors.
Each layer is divided into several sublayers for easy management. Cities are divided into capitals, admin-1 capitals (for Australia, Canada, and the US) and six scale ranks. The scale ranks are not based on the actual population size of a city. There is no up-to-date data available for this. Instead, we chose to divide the cities into scale ranks based on their importance in their local neighborhood. This is a much more relevant approach for a quality world map. Rivers and lakes are each divided into six scale ranks. It’s easy to make your map show only those rivers/lakes you’re interested in.
The map has been drawn in our map style Naturalist and Adobe Illustrator graphic styles are provided for every element. Via the Illustrator character styles palette you can easily change the size of the text without breaking the map style.
This map comes in a printable version and an editable vector version. The printable option includes two file formats: XL resolution JPEG photo and PDF. The PDF is non-layered, has no editable text, but is scalable to any size without loss of quality. The vector option will you get a vector map that is extensively layered, editable and accurate. A vector map can easily be scaled up or down to any size you want without loss of quality. Every map feature is selectable and editable. The text is real text. File formats included are AI and PDF (JPEG XL resolution also included).
As part of our support when you buy this map, you can always contact us to retrieve yet another file format. Be sure to create an account upon purchase of this map. You will be entitled to free lifetime map updates, so your world map stays up-to-date no matter what. This vector world map comes with a royalty-free license. It means you can use it for personal and commercial use.