Details: Created with the Winkel Tripel projection, this National Geographic map reduces the distortion of land masses as they near the poles. Insets show world vegetation cover and landforms. It is printed at a scale of 1 inch to every 331 miles.
A map is a simplified depiction of a space which highlights relations between components (objects, regions) of that space. Most usually a map is a two-dimensional, geometrically accurate representation of a three-dimensional space, e.g., a geographical map. More generally, maps can be devised to represent any local property of the world or part of it.