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Robert Santinello, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 30, 2012

These utilities provide an opportunity to explore the globe using world atlases and various types of maps. More than that, they provide useful information about countries, cities, statistics, people, environment.

Download solution synonyms: Political World Map PC, World Atlas, Earth Explorer, Geography Information

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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3D World Atlas
3D World Atlas
Editor rating:
User rating:
(15 votes)
Commercial

This software allows you to explore the world from your own home. The grapichs are in 3D, which make it more interesting.Its really amazing in You will find all the information that you need, there are different topics such as people, environment, politics, that will let you have a full picture of the place you are looking up.

Pros:
  • Incredible 3D graphics.
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Amiglobe
Amiglobe
Freeware

A world atlas and database with information about 200 countries. You can choose from four map projections including flat, Peters, Mercators or spherical. You can easilyzoom in on any area to display cities, rivers, and main peaks. You can use the arrow keys to scroll around the map. You can also quickly locate a city or country on the map using a drop down list.

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World Factbook
World Factbook
User rating:
(2 votes)
Freeware

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.The reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

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World Geography Tutor
World Geography Tutor
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Shareware

World Geography Tutor is an application that helps you learn some World Geography in an easy and funny way. You learn as you play some useful games. It lets you choose whether you want to enter recognition mode, where you can navigate through the maps to memorize the location of countries.

Pros:
  • Useful for children.
  • Challenging for adults.
  • Funnier if played with family or friends.
Cons:
  • After some time you can get bored.
  • It only offers states and capitals of the US.
  • Shows flags of countries in Africa and Europe only.
  • Lacks of sound in game play.
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Google Earth
Google Earth
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User rating:
(4486 votes)
Freeware

This program allows you to travel around the globe visiting any country you wish and either view some photographs of memorable places alongside the information about them, or travel around the streets of a city via the Street View mode. Also, you can use this application to teach your kids the day-night change.

Pros:
  • It provides loads of information.
  • It has up-to-date imagery.
  • Can be used as a learning source with high level of interest for children.
  • Can be used for directions.
Cons:
  • Not all cities support Street View mode.
  • Can be slow on older machines.
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Earth Explorer
Earth Explorer
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User rating:
(8 votes)
Shareware

Earth Explorer is a useful application very similar to Goggle Earth that allows you explore the whole world. It provides satellite, topographic, and blend views of any part of the world. You can easily know basic information about any country or city of the world by simply looking for it with its search tool. You can even import your own data to the map and place marks and paths.

Pros:
  • High resolution images.
  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Supports GPS options.
  • Provides useful geographic and demographics information.
Cons:
  • 30m/pixel resolution is not enough to see the streets.
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 MapSource - WorldMap

WorldMap provides basic worldwide maps for your Garmin device, including areas where no other detailed maps are available.

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GeoAze3
GeoAze3
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Shareware

The GeoAze3 geography game is a fun way to learn geography. The program features geographical information, physical and political concise and clear maps for the entire world. The recognizable Windows-style interface is very simple, and anyone from age of 7 to adult can navigate the game's interface easily.

Pros:
  • User-friendly interactive interface.
Cons:
  • Full license is required to print worksheets.
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Diercke Globe
Diercke Globe
Freeware

With links and additional information on important topics for geography lessons. 3D-view of atlas (book) maps on a virtual globe, high resolution physical map, political map, satellite images, land coverage and earth-at-night map. Create your own map legend, use the drawing tool, move and insert atlas symbols and much more.

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3D World Map
3D World Map
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User rating:
(39 votes)
Shareware

3D World Map is a pack comprising two programs: a realistic 3D world map and a screen saver. The wonderful screensaver will shows you a view of the planet Earth revolving around the Sun; and the brilliant 3D world map includes information about all the countries and the cities of the world.

Pros:
  • A splendid three-dimensional view.
  • Information about cities of the world.
  • Calculates distance between two locations on the map.
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DesktopEarth
DesktopEarth
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User rating:
(10 votes)
Freeware

DesktopEarth is a small program that generates (and applies) wallpapers for your desktop. The wallpaper shows a snapshot of the world map, showing the daylight and night areas. The wallpapers generated are very good and the program requires very few clicks to see the change.

Pros:
  • Nice pictures, quick update!
  • Online version available for non - Windows users
Cons:
  • The program relies on the availability of the service (3rd party).
  • Be careful with slow connections!
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AZMap
AZMap
Freeware

The maps look good at 800x600 resolution, but are much better at 1024x768 or larger resolutions on large monitors. Use True Color or Hi Color for the best coloring effects. Detailed maps with high resolution in the denser color modes creates a lot of data to be processed when drawing the map. Older (slower) computers will take much longer to draw a new map.

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EarthBrowser
EarthBrowser
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(4 votes)
Shareware

EarthBrowser is a desktop application that might prove very useful due to the fact that it brings you real-time data from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The application gets a plus from my behalf for the fact that you can pin on the Globe the cities you visited and keep track of your travel locations with ease.

Pros:
  • Simple interface.
  • Offers you detailed and accurate weather information.
  • Available in many languages.
Cons:
  • Requires Adobe Air.
  • Loads pretty slow.
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Countries and Capitals

Countries and Capitals is an excellent program designed for kids and adults alike. It is an excellent tool that provides a simple way to learn the location of different countries and their capitals on the world map, as well as to see and memorize their flags.

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Geography Trainer
Geography Trainer
User rating:
(1 votes)
Freeware

Geography Trainer is an educational program the purpose of which is to help kids reinforce their geography knowledge. The program uses a simple interface with the classic Windows look and feel. Before starting a test, you can choose the region of the world you want to study.

Latest Comments:

Dink Software Great fun game!

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PlanetGen
PlanetGen
Freeware

PlanetGen software helps creating an entire world map. PlanetGen has the following features: - Able to quickly prototype entire imaginary RPG world landscapes. - Full color climate and relief maps of fractal generated worlds. - Selection of map sizes from 320x160 up to 3072x1536 pixels. - Control over total land mass, rivers, and islands, and zoom. - and more.

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WinGlobe
WinGlobe
User rating:
(1 votes)

A stunning 3D interactive globe that shows more than 2800 cities and all countries of the world. Keep track of local time and population and the current weather anywhere on earth.

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