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MapPad (Version 2.0) Mapfiles


The following maps have been created for MapPad (version 2.0 only). Additional maps may be made on request (see below). The maps below are archived in self-extracting DOS executable files. The size of these files ranges between 60-1600 kbytes. Click the name of the map to initiate a file transfer. Once downloaded, type the name of the file at a Windows command prompt to expand it. Then copy the expanded MapPad mapfile (.mpm) to your MapPad directory (or wherever you keep your MapPad map- and datafiles).

What's new Amazonia (detailed);   Australia: Tasmania and the Bass Strait;   East Asia;   Southeast Asia, Borneo, and the Philippines;  
What's been updated Added the Nunavut boundary to: Canada, Western;   Canada: Yukon   North America;   North America (Major rivers);  
Africa Africa;   Africa, East;   Africa, Southern;   African Great Lakes Region;   Canary Islands;   Congo River Basin;   Ethiopia and Eritrea;   Libya;   Madagascar (with Comoros and Reunion);   Southwestern Libya;   Suez;   Togo;   West Central Africa;   Western Africa;   (also, Mediterranean Sea;   Mediterranean Sea (expanded region);   Mediterranean Region (no boundaries);   Old World: Africa, Asia, and Europe;   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers))
Antarctica Antarctica (International);   Antarctica (US)
Asia Afghanistan and Pakistan;   Asia;   Asia (no rivers);   Asia (reduced area);   Asia (reduced area - no rivers);   Bangladesh;   Behringia;   Butan;   East Asia;   China;   Former Soviet Union (Central);   Former Soviet Union (East of the Urals);   Former Soviet Union (West of the Urals);   Indian Subcontinent;   Indian Subcontinent (No boundaries);   Indian Subcontinent (No boundaries, no rivers);   Japan;   Korea;   Lake Baikal (and watershed);   Malaysian Peninsula;   Mongolia;   Philippines;   Russia;   Sayan-Altay Region (Russia/Mongolia);   South China Sea;   Southeast Asia;   Southeast Asia, Borneo, and the Philippines;   Taiwan;   Thailand;   Tibet;   Vietnam;   Vietnam (high resolution);   (also, Asia and Australia;   Asia and Australia (coastlines only);   Old World: Africa, Asia, and Europe;   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers))
Central America Central America;   Guatemala;   Mexico;   Mexico (with state boundaries);   Nicaragua;   (also, Gulf of Mexico;   Latin America)
Europe The Alps;   Azores;   The Balkans;   Belgium;   Black Sea (and watershed);   Poland and Central Baltic Sea;   British Isles;   Carpathians;   DE: Northrhine-Westphalia;   DE: Southern Germany;   Ebro River Delta;   Egypt;   ES: Balearic Islands;   Europe;   Central Europe;   Central Europe (Czech & Slovak Republics);   Finland;   Former Soviet Union (Central);   Former Soviet Union (East of the Urals);   Former Soviet Union (West of the Urals);   France;   France (including Corsica);   FR: Alsace-Lorraine;   Greece and Crete;   Greenland/Iceland;   Greenland Sea;   Iberian Peninsula;   Iberian Peninsula (Northeast);   Iberian Peninsula (Southwest);   Ireland;   Italy (No lakes, no rivers);   Southern Italy, including Sicily;   Hungary;   Lithuania (without borders);   North Sea;   Norway;   Norway, Central;   Poland;   Scandinavia;   Sicily;   Slovkia;   Slovenia;   Sweden, Southern;   Sweden, Southern tip;   Sweden: Halland;   Switzerland;   The Netherlands   UK: Channel Islands (Northwest France & Southern England);   UK: England;   UK: Northern England/Scotland;   UK: Scotland;   UK: Southern Scotland;   UK: Wales;   (also, Europe and the Middle East (no rivers);   Europe and North Atlantic Islands;   Mediterranean Sea;   Mediterranean Sea (expanded region);   Mediterranean Region (no boundaries);   Old World: Africa, Asia, and Europe;   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers))
Indo-Pacific American Samoa;   Australia;   Australia (coastlines only);   Australia (coastlines and state borders);   Australia (southeast coastlines and state borders);   Australia, southeastern;   Australia: Tasmania and the Bass Strait;   Borneo;   Indonesia;   Java, Bali, and Sumbawa;   New Caledonia;   New Caledonia (Larger area);   New Guinea;   New Zealand;   Pacific Ocean - Southwest;   Papua New Guinea/Solomon Islands;   Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, and Papua New Guinea;   West Malesia;   Western Samoa;   (also, Asia and Australia;   Asia and Australia (coastlines only);   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers);   Pacific Ocean - Norther)
Middle East Black Sea (and watershed);   Iraq;   Iran-Iraq;   Israel;   Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria);   Suez;   Turkey;   (also, Europe and the Middle East (no rivers);   Mediterranean Sea;   Mediterranean Sea (expanded region);   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers))
North America Behringia;   Canada, Eastern;   Canada, Western;   Canada: Alberta;   Canada: British Columbia;   Canada: British Columbia and Alberta;   Canada: Ontario;   Canada: Quebéc;   Canada: Queen Elizabeth Islands (including Baffin);   Canada: Southern British Columbia;   Canada: Yukon   Greenland/Iceland;   North America;   North America (Major rivers);   North America - Prairie;   US: Alaska;   US: Alaska (West of 140 deg);   US: Central Mississippi Valley;   US: California/Nevada;   US: California Channel Islands;   US: The Dakotas;   US: Florida;   US: Hawaiian Islands;   US: Hawaiian Islands (alternate);   US: Iowa;   US: Middle Mississippi Valley;   US: Midwest;   US: New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado;   US: Northeast;   US: Ohio;   US: Oregon Coast;   US: Pacific Northwest;   US: Pacific Northwest (alternate);   US: Southwest;   US: Tennessee;   US: Texas;   US: Western States;   US: Western States (detailed);   US: Wisconsin   US: Wyoming   (also, Gulf of Mexico)
South America Amazonia (detailed);   Bolivia and Paraguay;   Brazil;   Brazil (with State boundaries);   Brazil, Northwest;   Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul;   Brazil: Southern Region   Chile;   Columbia and Venezuela;   Ecuador and Peru;   Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana;   Southern Chile;   (also, Gulf of Mexico;   Latin America;   South America, Northwestern;   South America, Southern;   South America, West Coast)
Large Regional Africa, East;   Africa, Southern;   Africa, Western;   Amazonia (detailed);   Atlantic Ocean (equal-area projection);   Asia;   Asia (no rivers);   Asia (reduced area);   Asia (reduced area - no rivers);   Asia and Australia;   Asia and Australia (coastlines only);   The Caribbean;   Europe and the Middle East (no rivers);   Europe and North Atlantic Islands;   Gulf of Mexico;   Indian Subcontinent;   Indo-Pacific Region;   Latin America;   Mediterranean Sea;   Mediterranean Sea (expanded region);   Mediterranean Region (no boundaries);   North Polar Region;   Northern Hemisphere (30-90 degrees);   Old World: Africa, Asia, and Europe;   Old World (coastlines only);   Old World (reduced area - no rivers);   Pacific Ocean - Central;   Pacific Ocean - East Central;   Pacific Ocean - Northern;   Pacific Ocean - Northern (expanded area);   Pacific Ocean - Southwest;   South America, Northwestern;   South America, Southern;   South America, West Coast;   South China Sea;   Southern Hemisphere;   Western Hemisphere  

You may request the creation of additional maps. Please describe the region of interest (the bounding latitudes and longitudes) and some indication of the preferred level of detail of the resulting map (high, medium, low). The available map features are coastlines, islands, lakes, rivers, and political boundaries. Please note that increasing the level of detail, will increase the size of the mapfile itself, and increase the time required to display it.

Why is there no world map? MapPad displays maps using a Lambert Equal-Area projection. This is a very good projection for continental and sub-continental scale regions. It is a poor projection for world or hemispheric maps. Additional projections are on the list for future development, but when that future might arrive is very uncertain.

Send map requests to John Keltner (john.keltner@noaa.gov).