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Political map of the world
In case you have been living in a cave for most of your life, a Map is a flat surface representation of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the sky, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation. An Atlas is simply a name for a collection of maps, or a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject.

Explore this unique collection of websites where you find some helpful websites and information related to maps and atlases, and some unique and unsual maps too!

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Strange Maps & Carographic Curiosities
Frank Jacobs loves maps, but finds most atlases too predictable. He collects and comments on all kinds of intriguing maps—real, fictional, and 'what-if?' ones.

Wall Maps Collection
The most current offering of large world maps, US maps, State maps and City maps from all the major international and U.S. publishers, like National Geographic Wall maps, or Unique Media Maps.

The Upsidedown Map Page
Before European navigators started using the Northstar and the magnetic compass the top of the map was to the East, which is where the word orientation comes from.

7 Unique and innovative maps
The next generation of online maps are bigger, bolder and incredibly detailed. They provide a unique service to the viewer and push the envelope of data visualization and the distribution of information.

Google Earth
Get the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Fly to any place around the world. See 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain. Find cities, places, and local businesses, and maybe discover some unique oddities along the way.

World Mapper
The world as you've never seen it before. Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

Popular site for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and gas prices.
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Top 10 Places That Aren't On Google Maps [video]
Unique and unusual places hidden from Google maps. Also check out: 10 Strange Discoveries On Google Earth   Top 10 Places You Aren't Allowed To Visit and 10 Abandoned Places Explained

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