The Equal Earth Physical Map
Tom Patterson recently made available this high-resolution Equal Earth Physical Map as public domain.
The Equal Earth Physical Map focuses on the natural world—terrain, rivers and lakes, vegetation, land cover, and the ocean floor—free of obscuring country boundaries. Because the map projection is equal-area, continents and oceans are shown at their true sizes relative to each other.
The Equal Earth Wall Map is in the public domain. You may use the map any way you like, including modifying the content, reproducing it on any type of media, and selling it for profit. Consider it as yours.
It is a companion to his earlier Equal Earth political wall map, which is also provided in three versions, each centred on a different regions: Africa/Europe, the Americas, and East Asia/Australia.
The Equal Earth Wall Map is for schools, organizations, or anyone who needs a map showing countries and continents at their true sizes relative to each other. Africa appears 14 times larger than Greenland as it actually is.
- Canyonlands National Park texture and shaded relief map — “National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson is a master of texture and shaded relief. He’s released this gorgeous map of Canyonlands National to the public domain.”
- The first relief map — With his map Gyger reached a fundamental progress by displaying mountains – until then drawn in template-like side views – as elevations of mass.
- The AuthaGraph world map: A new way to look at the world — …it’s time we establish a new view of the world: one that equally perceives all interests of our planet.
- Urbano Monte’s remarkable 430-year-old map of the world — An important and extraordinary manuscript world map drawn up on a north polar projection to form the largest manuscript map of the world at 9 by 9 feet.