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Atlas Of The World by rilwan09: 12:07pm On Nov 26, 2016
‚ÄčA world map is a map of the surface of the earth, which is made using different map projections. Creation of the world map has been the result of our quest to seek more knowledge about our Earth. The World Map is a three dimensional depiction of earth on a two dimensional plane. It is made by the using different kinds of map projections. World Maps are tools which provide us with varied world maps for any region of the globe and capture our world in different groups like travel maps, oceans, mountains, continents, country boundaries and many other theme maps. World maps are essentially physical or political. The political world map shows different territorial borders of countries, while the physical world map displays geographical feature like mountains, land use, water bodies, vegetations, soil type
etc. An atlas is a collection of maps ; it is typically a map of Earth or a region of Earth. With the coming of the global market, publishers in different countries can reprint maps from places made elsewhere.
This means that the place names on the maps often use the designations or abbreviations of the language of the country in which the feature is located, to serve the widest market. For example, islands near Russia have the abbreviation "O." for "ostrov", not "I." for "island". This practice differs from what is standard for any given language, and it reaches its extremity concerning transliterations from other languages. In particular, German mapmakers use the transliterations from Cyrillic developed by the Czechs, which are hardly used in English-speaking countries.
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