THE PREMIER ATLAS - with RETINA VECTOR MAPS
The World HD+ is unique in the app store because it includes both a great set of maps AND the largest world factbook. These enable it to answer questions which Atlases and factbooks cannot: Atlases show you where countries are located, but have very little information about them; factbooks tell you about each country, but their maps leave you guessing about where places are located.
________ FEATURES ________
BUILT-IN ATLAS-QUALITY MAPS
** Includes high-resolution Retina vector maps for ALL COUNTRIES built-in. These remain in focus at all magnifications so you can easily see even the smallest detail. These aren't the CIA or Bing maps found in other atlases, they are used in printed atlases.
INNOVATIVE FACT BOOK PANEL
** Presents each section of the fact book as tiles enabling you to quickly find what you need, while keeping the country map in view.
HIGHLY ANIMATED INTERFACE
** Responds to your touches and gestures so you can quickly find the information you are looking for.
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
** This trusted source of current country information is built-in for every country, including sections on: introduction, geography, people, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
** View the live, community-written Wikipedia content for each country, island, and remote region within the app.
NO INTERNET CONNECTION is required
** Except for live Wikipedia content, all data and maps are built-in
________ HOW IT WORKS ________
The interface is animated and interactive. Touch a country on the world map and the Retina vector country map opens while the factbook slides onto the screen, each topic neatly organized as tiles along the edge of the map. Touch a factbook tile and it zooms out to reveal detailed information about that topic. Not sure where a country is located? Select it on the drop-down list and The World HD+ zooms in on it then opens the map and factbook.
The zoomable world map is not just the fastest way to select a country it also enables you to visualize and understand entire regions. It is so intuitive and easy to explore that once you get started it's hard to stop!
Fix for iOS 11 rotation issue and iPhone X layout
Ratings and Reviews
MaYbE Worth It?
This is basically a digital version of those maps your elementary teacher has above the chalkboard.
It's nice that the whole world can be navigated almost seamlessly as one big field and not just a series of country photos, but to get details about a country you need to click the country: but not just zoom in like you would with "the big boys'" maps.
I for some reason was hoping for better info on roads and streets. Yes major highways are present but without names and only rather big cities appear. In my home state, the names of the seven or so cities that showed up weren't all the most important ones, though close enough. Granted other countries seem to be relatively detailed. Probably any city above 50,000 people makes it to the map.
Also there's no way to search for cities, you just kinda have to guess where it is and hope it's one of the ones included in the map. This isn't an indie version of Google maps; it's, like the name so aptly suggests, a digital atlas.
Looks great with colored topography and has CIA info per 2014.
Would recommend to anyone who isn't trying to use it for navigating but just needs a way to see the world on a medium to large scale.
Simple. Easy to use. Informative. Updated every year with the latest information. I've been using this app for years and is always one of the first that I transfer over onto new devices. I only wish there was a search option.
Good app with fairly detailed maps. Could be a "replacement" for National Geographic app since the demise of NG's High Definition maps.
Some cities use incorrect spelling and/or characters in the font they're using. In fact, it looks silly..
However, they do not respond to repeated emails? I've emailed their support several times pointing out the errors and making suggestions on how to correct those errors - not a single response. Pretty disappointing.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.