Wikipedia:Blank maps

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Here are some blank maps for colour and label in different languages.

IMPORTANT: Only .svg (vector) and .png (raster) images are to be used for unanimated maps.

SVG format

SVG is a vector graphics format. SVG has advantages over PNG for creating world maps of arbitrary detail or zoom level, certain editing purposes, saving layers, and rescaling text, curves and lines. SVG is preferred: see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Maps.

World

Historical

Obsolete

Africa

National

Asia

National

Australia

Europe

National

North America

National

Oceania

  • Image:oceania98.svg - very large SVG including primary level divisions (states/provinces) of Oceania as of 1998.

South America

National

Hemisphere

PNG format

PNG is a raster graphics format. PNG has advantages over SVG including smaller filesize (due to less-than-optimal server-side SVG-to-raster conversion), more widely supported and often easier and faster to make simple changes to things such as borders.

World

Obsolete

These maps are now deprecated:

  • Image:BlankMap-World-v3.png - Version of v2, but using thin lines between islands owned by the same country so countries can be colored in one click - may be more convenient for converting large amounts of country data to a map.
  • Image:BlankMap-World-v4.png - Version of v2, but it increases the size of other tiny countries as well, for visibility purposes, and uses white borders even for the microstates.
  • Image:BlankMap-World-v7.png - Version of v4 with thin lines to join areas owned by the same country for one-click colouring and with dots for dependencies as well as sovereign territories (merged content from v5 and v6).

Historic

Europe

National

Historic

Africa

National

North America

Hi-res 2 color images

Sub-national

Caribbean / Central America

National

South America

National

Asia

National

Historic

Oceania

National

Antarctica

Hemisphere maps

These are azimuthal orthographic projections of the Earth from four sides plus the poles. 726x726 pixels, aliased. XCFs have separate layers for water, land, coastlines, political borders, political borders over water (not shown in PNGs), and latitude & longitude gridlines (not shown in PNGs).

Libre Map Project boundary maps

Libre Map Project boundary maps - Includes United States boundary maps for all 50 states and territories including state, county, and county subdivision maps in SVG format. All maps released under the BY-SA Creative Commons license.

Blank maps derived from OMC

This is a web interface, © 1996 - 2004 Martin Weinelt, generating maps using GMT (The Generic Mapping Tools), from public domain vector data. The resulting maps should be in the public domain.

These maps show elevation and main rivers, but no modern boundaries. They are intended for use in archaeological/historical contexts (Kurgan, Ancient Orient, Neolithic Europe, etc.)

See also