Satellite World Map - A reference map showing the world's countries and territories

The Satellite World

A reference map showing the world's countries and territories.

A close-up view of a section of Central America and the Caribbean.

A close-up view of a section of Central America and the Caribbean.

A better look at the topographical shading used on this map.

A better look at the topographical shading used on this map.

The Satellite World

Client: Dorling Kindersley

An administrative map of the world with an added dimension. Rather than merely employing flat colour tints, this map utilises a digital relief shading technique, in conjunction with satellite imagery. This enables the viewer to obtain a sense of the world's topography and climate zones as well as identify its political divisions.

In addition to displaying continents and countries, the world's dependent territories, oceans, major seas, disputed regions and largest lakes are also mapped.

This map makes use of the Eckert IV projection. A pseudo-cylindrical projection that, being an equal-area projection, gives the viewer a realistic impression of the relative sizes of different regions.

Data from the following sources were used in the compilation of this map: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory; ETOPO2: National Geophysical Data Center; VMAP0: NIMA.

Ed Merritt
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About

Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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