If possible, I'd like to find a map that is slightly brighter and more colorful than the IKEA one, but it shouldn't be really childish putting it in an office. I have a friend who has access to a large HP plotter at work that can print high res. There is a mirror for the dataset here: This thread is closed to new comments. I was considering creating my own version however.

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Not so modern, but this is certainly high-res, and pleasant to look at.

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VisibleEarth High Resolution Map x This thread is closed to new comments. Pompomtom - Thank you for your suggestion, however, I've already tried that. The image below is based on the original Blue Marble data If possible, I'd like to find a map that is slightly brighter and more colorful than the IKEA one, but it shouldn't be really childish putting it in an office.

Also, while I do like the map you linked, I don't think I would be allowed to put that up in the wotld nudity and all. Something like this would be perfect, but I can't find a digital version similar to this anywhere! I don't remember if everything separated out into distinct layers or if I had to select by attribute "blue lines like wofld are rivers," etc. From todays point of view it's no longer that useful, but some people still like it for various purposes.

Original Bluemarble site with many more images clouds, ice etc. I'm on the schedule to teach at an event, but A newer version of Blue Marble has become available inwith improved accuracy, colors and resolution. Please go to http: I'm very willing to pay to purchase such a digital copy, however I can't find any that match the above requirements.

New Blue Marble available: Going for simple, but informative. Or you ress go to Google's advanced image search and plug in your minimum resolution, and search for world map. With javascript enabled, a red rectangle will follow your mousepointer, indicating the exact part that will be shown on clicking. While many of the pictures are large enough, the quality isn't good enough to print, in my opinion.

Big community funding update! I have a friend who has access to a large HP plotter at work that can print high res.

There is a mirror for the dataset here: Also, it should be as ree as most maps, but I don't need to have every city in the world plastered all over the map, with trade winds and currents, etc. Would any of you know where I could get a digital copy of a map that fits most of these requirements?

I was considering creating my own version however. You can click on it to see a part of it in full resolution.

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A variety of vector world maps free for download. Below is a scaled-down version ress the full Blue Marble image of the earth. However, they're not modern maps. You can download the full-resolution image as a zip-file containing a copy of this page worlv all tiles, or as a single 50MB jpg the original consisted of 2 TIFF-images with MB: Download New Blue Marble available: The full resolution is x pixels this is equivalent to roughly 1 square km per pixel near the equatorshown here as 36x24 tiles with x pixels each.

Sonic Meat Machine has the right idea, but go to the source.

How about infinite resolution?