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National Geographic World Atlas

By National Geographic Society

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The National Geographic World Atlas brings you the highest resolution map images available, delivering the stunning detail, accuracy, and beauty National Geographic is known for.

• All National Geographic maps are in HD for retina-displays, giving you the best viewing experience possible.
• New infographics enhance each country's Flags and Facts section.
• Better measurement tools give you even more accuracy.

• Store your pins in the cloud and share them across devices. Plan a trip on your iPad, then use your customized map on your iPhone.
• Add and customize collections of map pins
• Get up-to-the-minute weather
• Check the latest currency conversion rates, or use the currency calculator to convert from one currency to another
• See latitude and longitude indications directly, with a tap of your finger.

See the world in any style you prefer: classic (blue ocean), antique, satellite, or road map style (provided by Bing maps).

Spin, pan, and zoom in on the world with our interactive 3-D globe and seamless world map layers. Place pins to mark spots and save them for later.

Get up-to-date information on every country and capital city in the world, including socio-economic data, demographics, weather, and currency.

**All maps, pins, and latitude-longitude coordinates are for reference-use only, and are not meant for navigational use.

**Please Note: this app requires an initial network (cellular or wifi) connection to download maps for offline use.

What's New in Version 3.7

We are pleased to announce that all National Geographic map layers have been edited and updated to reflect the latest information from our 10th Edition Atlas of the World.

Please note that if you downloaded maps for offline use in the past, you will need to download the new map layers again in order to see the updated layers.

As always, we value your feedback. Please continue to tweet us at @HelloNatGeo or email us at with suggestions!


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Customer Reviews

Downloadable maps won't download fully

Update: a further six months have passed, and the app's downloadable maps still stall at 61%, rather than transferring completely. I've been trying for months now, and every single time the maps stop at precisely 61%. Must be a server issue, as I've tried in multiple locations. Renders the app unusable without an Internet connection.

Another serious problem is that there's still not nearly as much detail as there is in a good print atlas. I wish they'd include another level of country-specific detail for download—maybe as an in-app purchase?

But more importantly, why doesn't anyone at National Geographic care about these terrible reviews?

Search function still unusable

I had been waiting for a good update for a while now, because I bought this app for school, before I realized physical features are unsearchable. It would have been nice had national geographic added in a way to search physical features like water bodies, and mountain ranges, but it still hasn't happened yet. Once these features have been added, my rating will become much higher. Also. The UI is still somewhat annoying, with country info popping up while zoomed in, greatly reducing my view area. Please think about these changes!

Crash and Burn

New review update:

After I wrote the below, they fixed it and it was really quite good again for a few years. Now again it can't locate your position and is very slow, plus decent controls and settings are absent. So now twice it has gone from excellent to useless. Too bad - this app fills an important niche missing in the market. ORIGINAL REVEIW:
At one time it WAS one of my favorite apps. Now does nothing but crash, including most recent app update. Running on a 4s with latest iOS. Back to 5 stars if they ever figure it out, but it's been many months of nothingness.

National Geographic World Atlas
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.7
  • Size: 218 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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