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Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world's population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas
If you are interested in more background on map projections, read the short introductions about Worldmapper and map projections and gridded cartograms as a map projection.

Reference maps ...
Total Population Map
Total Population
Land Area Map
Land Area
Land Area Map
Labelled Map
Gridded Country Cartograms
World Population Atlas:
Gridded Country Cartograms
Please note:

The Worldmapper archive kept here on the University of Sheffield servers will not be updated anymore and is a repository of the initial Worldmapper platform launched in 2006. The pages under this address will remain as they are now. If there is a relaunch of Worldmapper in an updated and improved form, it will go online under our main address at

Worldmapper books: The atlas of the real world Rediscovering the World
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