The World HD is unique in the app store because it includes both a complete set of country maps AND the largest world fact book. These enable it to answer questions which Atlases and fact books cannot: Atlases show you where countries are located, but have very little information about them; fact books tell you about each country, but their maps leave you guessing about where places are located.
___________ HOW IT WORKS ___________
The interface is animated and interactive. Touch a country on the world map and the Retina vector country map opens while the factbook slides onto the screen, each topic neatly organized as tiles along the edge of the map. Touch a factbook tile and it zooms out to reveal detailed information about that topic. Not sure where a country is located? Select it on the drop-down list and The World HD zooms in on it then opens the map and factbook.
The zoomable world map is not just the fastest way to select a country it also enables you to visualize and understand entire regions. It is so intuitive and easy to explore that once you get started it’s hard to stop!
___________ FEATURES ___________
RETINA VECTOR MAPS
** Includes high-resolution Retina vector maps for EVERY COUNTRY built-in! Unlike the other atlases, these maps remain in focus at all magnifications so you can easily see even the smallest detail. These aren’t the CIA maps found in the factbooks, they are used in printed atlases.
** Contains geopolitical and demographic information on 300 countries and regions.
NO INTERNET CONNECTION is required
** Except for live Wikipedia content, all data and maps are built-in
INNOVATIVE FACT BOOK PANEL
** Presents each section of the fact book as tiles enabling you to quickly find what you need, while keeping the country map in view.
HIGHLY ANIMATED INTERFACE
** Responds to your touches and gestures so you can quickly find the information you are looking for.
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
** This trusted source of current country information is built-in for every country, including sections on: introduction, geography, people, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
** View the live, community-written Wikipedia content for each country, island, and remote region within the app.
SHOWS YOU where countries are located
** Not sure where a country is located? Select it on the country list and The World zooms to it on the world map and opens the Fact Book Panel
DESIGNED FOR YOUR IPAD & IPHONE
** Thoughtfully uses the whole screen to present maps and data