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World Map Parchment wallpaper (1920x1200) - outdated, 2006 map | by GuySie
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World Map Parchment wallpaper (1920x1200) - outdated, 2006 map

Realized yesterday that for a well travelled, educated, upper middle-class rich kid my understanding of international geography is downright horrible. I've had a lot of luck with osmosis-by-desktop-wallpaper, so figured that putting the world map on my iMac's desktop would help. I wanted a map that had the vibe of an old nautical chart, but all the wallpapers i could find online were either A) incomplete B) too stylized or C) too ugly. In the end I gave up looking and made a quick and dirty one myself.

 

A googled CIA Factbook worldmap combined with a googled parchment texture. No disrespect towards either source was intended. This could be done much better and stylishly, I fully admit, but probably not in the 5 minutes it took to make this.

 

Update: Accidentally used the 2006 map on this version instead of the current 2010 map. Get the newest 1920x1200 version here. A bigger 2560x1440 version here.

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Taken on January 8, 2011