World Maps do make for a beautiful view when put up on a wall. The maps of the world are now easily available over the internet in various formats. But the online ones cannot replace the physical ones especially when it comes to teaching students. In schools, maps play a important part in teaching students about the world Geography. Maps of various countries of the world can be printed as a activity for students to do in the class. Like marking various countries, continents, even cities.
So apart from making a beautiful wall paper, world maps are very important for teaching as well. So this article compiles a list of websites which offer you free good quality downloads of the world map, that can be printed easily. These maps are usually downloaded in PDF format and can be printed later.
World Atlas has a great collection of maps to be printed. When you open the given link, you will see a world map like the one shown in the above screenshot. There are lots of maps of every continent, country, cities, regions, etc. which you can download. It is world atlas website, so it is bound to have a lot of different variety of maps. When you click on a map you want, it will have a small “print this page” link at the bottom of the map. Click this link and the map will open in a larger view in another tab. Now right click on the map, and choose the save as option. This will save the map to your computer in GIF file format. You can print this map out easily.
Printable World Map
Printable World Map is a great place to find world maps to download and print. There are 614 free downloadable maps available on the website. When you open the website the home page looks like the screenshot above. Some of the popular maps are listed on the home page. When you click on a map image, it will open its download page, which looks like the screenshot below.
To download click on the download button given. This will download the map in PDF format on your device. The download page shows a small description of the map you are about to download along with the number of downloads it has so far.
Free World Maps offers world map downloads for free. Go to this website and you can find various maps which can be downloaded in high resolution. You can download world maps, maps of north America, south America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Some maps are also available in three resolutions low, medium, and high. Click on any resolution and it will open up in a new tab in full screen view. You can right click on the map and use the save as option to save the map on your computer in PNG format. The downside is there is a watermark on the map image.
FreeWorldMaps.com has free world maps to download. You can use the website to download political maps, physical maps, or blank maps of the world. Each category of maps have several printable maps. All you have to do is click on the thumbnail image of the map and it will open up in a full screen mode. Now right click on the map and select the save image as option. The map will be saved to your computer in JPG format.
Maps International offers some high resolution maps of the world. When you open its home page using the link given you will see a screenshot like the one shown above. From this page scroll through the maps and click on anyone you would like to print. The selected map will open in full screen view in PDF format. From the top right corner click the download icon, to download the map to your computer in PDF format.
Free Large Images
Free Large Images has a good collection of world maps to download. The world map download page of the website looks like the screenshot above. All the maps are listed on this page one below the other. To download a map, simply right click on it and click the save image as option. Save the map to your computer in GIF format. The maps downloaded are of high resolution and the print outs will look great too.
MapCruzin has both free as well as paid maps on its website. The free section contains geography maps or world countries, regions, cities, states, provinces, etc. Click on the map that you want to download. Each country will also have multiple maps in it. Click on the one which you are looking for. It will open up in a new tab in full screen mode. Right click on the map to save it on your computer in JPG format.
Free USA and World Maps
Free USA and World Maps has a good collection of maps to be printed. You can find royalty free, printable maps of USA and the world. You can find a lot of maps some in black & White while some in color. You can find maps of USA, Canada, world globes, world maps, state maps, etc. To download a map, click on its image to open it in full view on the page. Now on the map that has opened, click right and choose save as from the context menu. The map will be saved to your computer in JPG format.
Outline World Map
Outline World Map is a another resource to get printable world maps. You will see a page like the one shown in the above screenshot when you open this website. There is a world map shown on the page, with a printing and saving view button below it. Click this button and the map will open up to full scale view. To download this map, you can right click on the map and choose save as option from the context menu. The map will be saved to your computer in PNG format. You can find blank maps, political maps, white area maps, transparent area maps, etc. of the world.
These are some website where you can find world maps as well as other maps. These maps can easily be downloaded and printed. The downloaded maps are of high resolution, therefore the print outs taken are of great quality as well. Teachers can use these maps to teach Geography to students and they also make for a great wall art if you want to put them up. Check these websites out to download and print world maps.