Alas, we’re still waiting for the complete National Geographic app to be released for Windows 8 users, but until then, we can explore some other apps released by them. One such app is World Atlas that is an unusual map app. Below are more details about it.
We’ve become so accustomed to using services like Google’s Maps or Bing Maps in Windows 8 and any other platforms, that we have forgotten what an “atlas” really means. National Geographic wants to remind us with its World Atlas app for Windows 8 users that is currently available in the Windows Store. Here’s how its description goes like in the Windows Store:
Unlike other map applications, the World Atlas by National Geographic utilizes our highest resolution map images, providing you the same rich detail, accuracy, and artistic beauty found in our award-winning wall maps and bound atlases. The app is preloaded with 3 different styles of world maps, down to country-level detail. With a network connection, you can continue zooming through continent-level maps into detailed Microsoft Bing maps – close enough to see your home!
The word that you should be paying attention to in the above description is – “artistic beauty” because that’s what this app is all about. It looks like as if it was drawn by the human’s hand. There are three styles of world maps each country has its stats, history, and more other details. The high resolutions lets you zoom in as much as you’d like. The single drawback about this app is the fact that there’s no trial available so users could try out and see whether this Windows 8 apps is for them or not.