This world map features the Winkel Tripel projection to reduce distortion of land masses as they near the poles. Features include subtle border coloring on land, and prevailing winds and ocean currents at sea. Separate insets show the North and South Polar Regions, world vegetation and land use, and world population density. This version is enlarged and laminated-featuring a write and wipe surface and durable plastic covering. National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society’s maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society’s meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.