"The Compact Atlas of the World" is National Geographic's first small-format atlas product, pocket-sized, with a pliable soft cover. Delivering the Geographic's trusted and world-renowned cartography in a novel, convenient package, it is designed to be thumbed through, referenced quickly, and easily stored in a back pocket, backpack, or desk. Attractively priced and containing more than 100 maps and graphs, this atlas represents an outstanding value. All maps are newly researched, updated, and reflect the latest changes in the world. Other enhancements includes: new internal navigation elements and new, extensive world and continental thematic coverage of population, climate, land cover and natural hazards.
National Geographic cartographers bring nearly a century of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to bear on every atlas product. Over the last decade, techniques used in digital mapping have undergone remarkable changes. Today, satellite and digital imaging technologies provide cartographers with new tools to map and animate the Earth and its myriad regions. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, well-designed, functional, informative atlases is one of the great strengths of National Geographic.