WORLD ATLAS - The World HD (with Retina Maps)
By Opicury Software
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THE PREMIER IPAD ATLAS - with RETINA VECTOR MAPS
The World HD is unique in the app store because it includes both a complete set of country maps AND the largest world fact book. These enable it to answer questions which Atlases and fact books cannot: Atlases show you where countries are located, but have very little information about them; fact books tell you about each country, but their maps leave you guessing about where places are located.
___________ 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!
___________ FEATURES ___________
RETINA VECTOR MAPS
** Includes high-resolution Retina vector maps for EVERY COUNTRY built-in! Unlike the other atlases, these maps remain in focus at all magnifications so you can easily see even the smallest detail. These aren't the CIA maps found in the factbooks, they are used in printed atlases.
** Contains 150+ MB of geopolitical and demographic information on 300 countries and regions.
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.
SHOWS YOU where countries are located
** Not sure where a country is located? Select it on the country list and The World zooms to it on the world map and opens the Fact Book Panel
UP TO DATE
** The World is updated regularly and updates are always free of charge
DESIGNED FOR YOUR IPAD
** Thoughtfully uses the whole screen to present maps and data
NO INTERNET CONNECTION is required
** Except for live Wikipedia content, all data and maps are built-in
What's New in Version 3.6
Updated for iOS 8
Updated the CIA Factbook
It's ok but nothing special. If it was for free I'd be quite happy with the content but for a bought app it's very average. I expected much more for my money. There's a real lack of detail and therefore value. If you just want to learn where countries are on the globe and their major towns it will do the job but zooming in for any meaningful detail soon stops short.
There must be better apps available...buy one of those!
Great General Purpose Atlas
Good Atlas for taking away since all content is offline. Good facts for each country too. Will be useful on my cruise holidays. Useful on my latest trip to Iceland. I don't think you can beat this product.
I love this app. Every time I scratch my head and think 'where' this Atlas comes to the rescue. It's a 'must have' app for everyone. Great for teaching kids about the world too although a Globe is more fun. Well done guys and keep it up please.