World map of Eurth
Welcome to this interactive version of our world map. This interactive version of the map combines both political and topographical geography. This means: you can see information about each nation, on top of a simple version of the topography and landscape. You will find additional, more specific maps if you scroll down towards the bottom og this page. More information about rules, how application work, and further discussions can be found in our dedicated map subforum.
For our world map we have chose to work with the Equirectangular projection. Sometimes this is also call the equidistant cylindrical projection, the rectangular projection, or even 'la carte parallélogrammatique'. It was created by Marinus of Tyre in the year 120 CE. The advantege of using this cylindrical equidiscant projection is its simple geometry, which conserves distances along meridians. If you are interested in learning more about map projections and how they transform the surface, have a look at this list of map projections over on Wikipedia.
Zoomable slippy map
Using the controls on this map, you can zoom in and out. This works much the same as with other interactive applications such as Google Maps. If you are using a mobile device you can also rotate the image. This zoomable slippy map uses tiles of different sizes to create the effect of zooming in. Right we are using the paid version of MapTiler to generate these tiles.
For added realism we have created several different map overlays. You are welcome to discuss the finer details of these in our maps forum.
Experimental 3D Globe
This experimental version of our map is projected onto a 3D Globe. Created on May 27th, 2018. For now we have no intention to update this on a regular basis. This globe was created using WebGL Earth.