“Map is about the Earth’s or other planet’s surface’s, free from perspective distortion, two dimensional cartographical representation” (Klinghammer 1980)

„“The world map encapsulates its essence, the picture of the “ground”, that is the small-size version of the mirror image of reality” (Klinghammer 1983)

“A map, with its unique way of expression enables such a large scale and number of information to be stored and transmitted, which makes map to be indispensable, to be able to understand the written text. A map can simultaneously inform us about the geographical – the existence of environmental phenomena, their location, permeation, distribution, furthermore, about the coherency of objects that lie next to and affect each other.” (Varajti K. 2002)

Cartographical fundamentals

Map resources

Web cartography


Educational tools

The newest map of the Earth: The World. National Geographic Society.