Upside Down Maps reverse standard world orientation by placing South up and North down. Orientation of a map, geographically speaking, is completely arbitrary. See how seeing the world “upside-down” procides a different perspective of our world.
Upside Down Maps inspire the most fundamental key to unlocking human potential…curiosity about our world!
Upside Down World Wall Map
This Upside Down World Map is the best available! In addition to it’s fascinating perspective, it is loaded with text detail and 100% up-to-date.
This map includes ALL of the following:
– International Boundaries
– All 192 Country Names
– Capital Cities
– Cities w/ Population Ranges
– Shaded Relief Mountains
– Natural Features
– Oceans, Seas, Major Lakes & Rivers
– Major Islands and Island Chains
– Mountain Peaks with Elevation
– Political Regions
– Major Highways
– Longitude/Latitude Lines
– Approximate Time Zones
Furthermore, the aesthetics of this map are unlike anything you can find. The exquisite color scheme and soft country outlines give the map a classic elegance while the subtle border frames this map beautifully to look great on any wall.
Rendered from actual elevation data, the shaded relief gives a 3-D feel that makes the mountains jump right off the page.
Upside Down Maps (also known as “Reversed” or “South-Up” maps) fascinate in a way no other maps can.
Who says north is up anyway? It is a completely arbitrary convention.
Seeing the world from an “upside-down” perspective is like seeing the world for the first time. We can notice geographic features that get tuned out when always viewing the earth the same way.
More fundamentally, viewing the world map turned upside down forces us to re-think our presumptions and question conventional wisdom, in general…
– Why is north “up” on a map, anyway?
– When referring to a spherical planet flying through 3-D space, what does “up” even mean?
– Does accepting that some places in the world are “higher” than have political ramifications?
Upside Down Maps are great for the workplace and classrooms, as they create an open atmosphere which encourages free thinking. This helps students and colleagues to:
– Create new ideas
– View problems from a different viewpoint and break through constraints
– Identify effective solutions
At the most basic level, our maps inspire curiosity about our world.
Continue at our Upside Down Map page to learn all about the history and effect of map orientation, and view many example maps of areas shown with upside down perspective.