World Map: Advanced

The Advanced World map adds political and geographical features to the basic World map.

Please check the accompanying blog post for this map, containing some shortcuts and tips. There is also a quick guide to the available map projections.

Other World maps: the simple World map, the World Microstates map (includes all microstates), and the World Subdivisions map (all countries divided into their subdivisions, provinces, states, etc.).

If you are interested in historical maps, please visit Historical Mapchart, where you can find Cold War (1946-1989 and beyond), 1815, 1880, World War I, World War II and more world maps.

Tip: the page loads a large map file due to its level of detail. It is recommended to zoom in/out of the map with all additional features (cities, rivers, etc.) turned off to ensure maximum responsiveness.


mouse wheel : Zoom in/out

mouse wheel : Move Map

You can also use W,A,S,D,I,O on your keyboard or the controls on the right.

You can still switch colors, click on countries to paint them, etc.

Step 1: Coloring/Editing the Map

Select the color you want and click on a country on the map. Right-click on it to remove its color or hide it.

Hold Ctrl and move your mouse over the map to quickly color several countries. Holding Ctrl + Shift has the opposite result.

Use to detach and move the color picker around the page.

More Options

Region Selection

Select a region and click COLOR REGION. Note that if a country belongs to two or more regions, it will have the color of the last region that was added.

Step 2: Choosing the Legend

Add the title you want for the map's legend and choose a label for each color group. Change the color for all countries in a group by clicking on it.

Drag the legend on the map to set its position or resize it. Use legend options to customize its color, font, and more.

Color Label Remove
Step 3: Getting the Map

When ready, select Preview Map. To download the map: Right click > Save image as... or select Download Map.

If you want to change something, select Edit. To start over, select Clear All.

Download Map