An ultra high quality world satellite image map print available with no text labels or in a version featuring countries, national capital cities, and major bodies of water labeled.
This is an enhanced satellite image map of the world in an Oblique Mercator projection with a latitude/longitude grid at 15° intervals. World topography and hydrology are depicted in exceptional detail. The parameters of this map projection have been carefully chosen so that the inevitable distortion that occurs is relegated to the oceans and to the least populated and least recognizable land masses. The result is a unique visually interesting flat map of the world that exhibits nearly no distortion in the most familiar areas, even at the poles. This version of the map has been done in a stylish portrait orientation perfectly suited to hang as an elegant piece of art in your home, office, or gallery.
This view of the world was created using surface observation data collected with NASA's MODIS satellite instrumentation in June through December. It is cloud free, created from multiple mosaics of satellite images, utilizing two visual bands and three thermal bands. The land cover image has been combined with high resolution hydrology and shaded relief elevation data to produce a final image resulting in easy to discern natural features such as rivers, mountains, and forests. Ocean bathymetry is based on the GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) data sets. The source resolution of this map is 30 arc-seconds (1 pixel per km at the equator). Political borders are demarcated using red outlines.
Each map is produced as a detailed museum quality archive print. This special printing process is known as Giclee (zhee-CLAY) and is commonly used to produce very high quality fine art prints. Printed on Archive Paper, Luster Photo Paper, Matte Canvas or Metal.
Map print ships rolled up in a durable cardboard tube. Frame is not included.
Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.
A premium semi-gloss photo paper with a subtle texture that produces a vivid, richly detailed print. This material results in an exquisitely detailed giclee print of substantially higher quality than a standard poster.
A versatile peel & stick fabric material with repositionable self-adhesive backing. A polyester canvas material that can be used multiple times without damaging walls or leaving a residue.
A canvas giclee print is mounted to wooden hanging rails placed along the top and bottom of the map. Ready to hang on the wall using the attached hanging cord. Wood rails feature a natural finish.
A high quality canvas giclee print is hand stretched over a sturdy wood frame. Printed on demand and handcrated in Seattle, WA. The canvas gallery wrap serves as a stunning piece of art ready to hang on your wall.