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
The World HD is now a universal app that looks great on both iPads and iPhones!
We refreshed the country data with the latest from the CIA World Factbook.
Plus many updates behind the scenes to support future Apple devices and for us to update the country data more frequently.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s okay. The least bad iPad Atlas available.
With the demise of the National Geographic World Atlas, this seems to be the best available. The world map is actually quite decent. Unfortunately if you want to look at regional maps, you are restricted to looking at one country at a time, without a way to relate it to the detail maps of other countries, and often presented in a way where part of the country of interest is cut off and can’t be seen in any way. The country maps are tolerable but not great, and to make things worth, much of the screen is wasted with generic information from the CIA Fact Book. When I’m looking for a map, every pixel not dedicated to the map is a pixel wasted! :( I have no objection to the CIA info being put in the app, but the app would be VASTLY improved if the public record CIA stuff was removed and the system for viewing the country maps (and the amount of detail in them) is improved.
Good atlas, clear display
I was looking for a replacement for another world atlas app I’ve been using. It had become dumbed down over the past year or so and I found this. It works well. Easy to quickly find countries and to get more detail about them with a tap on the screen. Maps are displayed very clearly when you zoom in. Happy to have found this app. Hope it’s updated often to reflect global changes. The link to Wikipedia works well too.
Good App- Worth the $
This app is a nice alternative to the CIA World Fact Book. It has much of the same info and delivers it in a highly comprehensible, easy to navigate interface. Still has room for improvement and the developers seem dedicated to enhancing their app whenever possible. I've been using the app for a few weeks now and I'm still exploring much of its content.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.