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Atlas by Collins is an app that has a lot of information, but feels like it's missing a few things that could make it a truly great reference app.
What's Newâ€˘ Improved globe selection menu.
â€˘ Improved downloading of globes.
â€˘ Share screenshots of your favourite maps.
â€˘ Bug fixes.
App DescriptionSelected as one of the 20 Best iOS Apps Of 2012 by Techcrunch.
See the world in context with Atlas by Collinsâ„˘ by interacting with seven themed globes. The latest update includes a share function on all globes.
Each globe allows you to see themed information presented in beautiful mapping and graphics. In the Energy globe for example, you can overlay the Earth with information on energy resources, reserves, production, and consumption.
Because of the amount of information in the app, six of the globes will need to be downloaded after purchase, so we advise a good Wi-Fi connection. This app makes use of the latest Apple technology and is available for iPad 2 and above, and iPhone 4 and above only. It is not suitable for iPod Touch, iPad 1 or iPhone 3Gs and below. If you have any questions please see the list of FAQs on www.atlasbycollins.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€˘Physical maps: Physical features such as oceans, mountains and deserts
â€˘Political maps: Current states and territories, political and economic alliances, and historical maps showing the effects of exploration, colonialism and conflict
â€˘Environment: The impact of human life on the natural world, and how countries compare on environmental issues such as pollution and forest loss
â€˘Population: Statistics about the people who inhabit the world, including population trends, migration, and birth and death rates
â€˘Communications: How technology connects the world, including mobile coverage, Internet usage and number of telephone lines
â€˘Energy: The distribution of energy resources, and patterns in energy production and consumption
With Atlas by Collinsâ„˘ you can:
â€˘Explore colour-coded world maps showing up-to-date information on topics from mobile phone coverage to energy resources and environmental threats around the world
â€˘Share interesting maps and information via social media or email
â€˘View mapping offline down to 1:3,000,000 scale
â€˘Zoom-in on any location down to street level when online through your in-device map app
â€˘Explore satellite, physical and political maps at their most detailed and up-to-date
â€˘Research in-depth country profiles for every nation on Earth
â€˘Discover over 200,000 cities, towns and major natural landmarks instantly through search, even when offline
â€˘Keep up-to-date with new data releases so youâ€™re always in the know about changes to our world
â€˘Switch seamlessly between iPhone and iPad without losing your place
â€˘Coming soon: download globes on world economy, climate, global development, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and more
â€śItâ€™s this kind of app that one suspects the Retina display on the new iOS devices was built for.â€ť
The Next Web
â€śI wish this was around when I was in school.â€ť
â€śFun, easy to use, constantly updated, always there when you need it, and with the most important information about the environment at your fingertipsâ€ť
The app is produced by Collins â€“ publishers of the Collins Atlas range and the authoritative Times Atlas of the World, and one of the most respected cartographic teams on the planet â€“ in partnership with the Other Media, developers of the bestselling Wonders of the Universe app.
The greatest app on Earth has landed. Download it now.
June 08, 2013 Price Decrease: $6.99 -> FREE!
June 08, 2013 New version 2.0
January 15, 2013 New version 1.1
November 13, 2012 New version 1.0.3
November 04, 2012 New version 1.0.2
October 25, 2012 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release