Free Vector World Maps
This is a pack of 30 different world maps in scalable vector graphics (SVG) format.
You can easily edit and customize the world maps using a vector graphics editor like Illustrator, Sketch, or Inkscape.
Also, the maps are ready and optimized for Web use. This was done by simplifying country borders to reduce each map’s file size.
This freebie was created exclusively for Six Revisions readers by SimpleMaps.
Natural Earth Map Projection
Natural Earth Map Projection (Joined)
Technical Details on the World Maps
This free set of world maps uses the common map projections.
There are many ways to project a 3-dimensional world into 2-dimensional space. These methods are called map projections.
There were 15 map projections used. And each map projection was used to generate two different versions of each world map, for a total of 30 scalable vector world maps.
The 2-letter country ISO codes are specified through the
id attributes of the SVG
path elements. The country name is specified in the
The second map removes all internal borders creating a silhouette of the world. This could be a good option for backgrounds where you’re more interested in a more generalized visual scale. The vector file names of these map versions are affixed with the term
_joined. An example: natural_earth_joined.svg.
World map projections used for these world maps are: Equirectangular, Cylindrical Equal-area, Mercator, Natural Earth, Robinson, Eckert IV, Sinusoidal, Mollweide, Wagner IV, Wagner V, Canters Modified Sinusoidal I, Goode Homolosine, Hatano, Winkel 3 and Aitoff.