World Atlas by National Geographic

This app is not compatible with Windows 10. :: The Best Maps :: Unlike other map applications, the World Atlas by National Geographic utilizes our highest resolution map images, providing you the same rich detail, accuracy, and artistic beauty found in our award-winning wall maps and bound atlases. The app is preloaded with 3 different styles of world maps, down to country-level detail. With a network connection, you can continue zooming through continent-level maps into detailed Microsoft Bing maps - close enough to see your home! Browse the world as you once did in your classroom with the interactive 3D globe. Spin, pan, rotate, and switch between three different map styles including our classic (blue-ocean), executive (antique-inspired) and satellite image. :: World Flags and Facts :: Learn more about the world around you using the up-to-date, expertly researched Flags and Facts database which contains concise geographic and socio-economic data. :: Search and Bookmark :: Bookmark your favorite places with push pins and notes. Center the map to your current position. "

Features:

  • Three styles of world maps!
  • World Flags and Facts!
  • Search and Bookmark!
  • Country stats, history, and more!

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6 June 2015

Great alternative to Google Earth. You can view a classic "cartoon" globe or satellite image globe. You can also set it to "road map" view. When you zoom in, it changes from a globe to a flat map. If you tap a country, data pops up in a side bar showing population, area, currency, religions, etc. If you swipe down from the top, you can open the measure tool and get distances. The app uses the Bing maps database. I must deduct 1 star, though, because it appears you can't search for a place and go there. If that's possible, I can't figure out how to do it. It's still worth the small price, though.


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21 February 2015

Includes some cool features like the ability to see the local time and weather for any city in the world but the touchscreen controls are poorly implemented, e.g. tap the map and it may display the country info or it may zoom in or it may move the map. Have found one inaccuracy so far where Mt. Shasta in far northern CA is listed as 4137m at one zoom but 4317 at another (according to the US Geodetic Survey, the true elevation is 4322m). Also, it seems odd that some measurements are in feet while others are in meters. Most frustrating, however, is that it frequently crashes especially when zooming in and out of Bing maps. (Dell Venue 8 Pro)


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22 October 2014

National-level facts and such are very good and complete. The navigation is a piece of cake. Below a certain zoom level it goes to Bing maps which in my experience is a much smoother experience than Google maps. The one thing that REALLY bugs me about this is when you select a city (say...Rochester, NY), and choose the "city" tab on the right side, one prominently displayed item is "Nearby Cities". At least for US cities, this is horrible. It lists Terre Haute (Indiana) as 76 miles away... it's actually several hundred. Calais (France?) listed as something like 15 miles away... I tested this on a couple of locations in Canada and it seemed to work much better there...for some reason the US data is awful in this regard.


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9 September 2014

I'm a student and the flexibility and detail of this utility is awesome! No need to haul around any other maps or books.


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8 August 2014

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1 July 2014

Takes me back to the atlas I studied in my youth. Nice work.


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15 May 2014

Gorgeous and works flawlessly. Wonderful way to explore our world!


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9 February 2014

Our home "city" is called Lafitte, Louisiana, but the globe is certain we live in what they call Franklin, Louisiana, a place that does not exist. Our global position is 29.7353, -91.5126, and that is LAFITTE, LOUISIANA, NOT FRANKLIN!!! It makes me wonder how inaccurate the rest of it is. Can we trust this map for anything but major cities? Your guess is as good as mine.


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29 November 2013

Truly a poor app Don't bother


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17 October 2013

Renders the whole application useless. Stole my money.

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