The details matter: Our maps are created by a professional Geographer and Cartographer who has the passion and experience to create impressive maps.
What are the differences between the maps?
The main difference between the maps are the colors and cartographic styles. The informative details (labeling) are the same throughout the maps with a few exceptions:
The Voyager 2 includes snow/ice modeling. We use the MODIS satellite from the month of February to show the snow/ice landscape - which you can see in the northern hemisphere.
The Voyager 1 excludes the snow/ice modeling, so you are able to visualize the elevation and landscape of the terrain.
The Magellan World Map features additional facts about Ferdinand Magellan's epic voyage around the world.
The Voyager, Nautilus, Magellan, and Darwin World Maps include modeling of the landscape and terrain (desert, forests, flat lands, and more) and elevation features - which illustrate the mountainous regions. We applied a hillshade to model the sunlight at 3 p.m. consistently around the world. The hillshade provides a 3D effect. It is a flat surface - yet looks 3D due to the incredible modeling technique.
The Voyager, Nautilus, and Magellan World Maps include all the USA National Parks (61 NPS sites as of 2019). In addition, all of the world maps include a number of world-renown national parks in countries around the world.
The Endeavor, USS Enterprise, Humboldt, and Columbus World Maps provide a classic look of Earth without terrain modeling. Each of these maps depict beautiful cartographic styles - from modern, sleek maps to antique world maps that depict the character of old world maps.
All of the maps feature our ocean floor elevation modeling derived from NOAA oceanic data. This data illustrates the formations of islands, archipelagos, plate tectonics, and ocean currents.