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Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world's population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas
If you are interested in more background on map projections, read the short introductions about Worldmapper and map projections and gridded cartograms as a map projection.

Find out more about the world's population in a new interactive map feature and our gridded country cartogram series:

Reference maps ...
Total Population Map
Total Population
Land Area Map
Land Area
Land Area Map
Labelled Map
Gridded Country Cartograms
World Population Atlas:
Gridded Country Cartograms
A bit more about Worldmapper ...
  • Use 'Map Categories' or 'Thumbnail Index' to choose a map
  • A large PDF poster is provided with each map for printing
  • Maps by Mark Newman, data by Danny Dorling, text by Anna Barford, quality control by Ben Wheeler, website by John Pritchard, poster design by Graham Allsopp, gridded cartograms and recent updates by Benjamin Hennig.
Worldmapper books: The atlas of the real world Rediscovering the World
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Please note that the Worldmapper is without funding at the moment and therefore not updated regularly.
We also have limited capacities to reply to any email inquiries - please read the auto reply or the FAQ which should answer most of the questions that we receive. Some updated and new maps can be found on the Worldmapper-related research blog at

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