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Rick · 2/1/2013
I expected better from National Geographic

The app is not very intuitive nor does it include major cities to search on. But I am getting a stripe across the middle telling me I don't have the proper credentials. Very annoying. Don't buy it yet. I'm sure they will get it worked out.

Randy · 2/21/2015
Nice maps but can be frustrating.

Includes some cool features like the ability to see the local time and weather for any city in the world but the touchscreen controls are poorly implemented, e.g. tap the map and it may display the country info or it may zoom in or it may move the map. Have found one inaccuracy so far where Mt. Shasta in far northern CA is listed as 4137m at one zoom but 4317 at another (according to the US Geodetic Survey, the true elevation is 4322m). Also, it seems odd that some measurements are in feet while others are in meters. Most frustrating, however, is that it frequently crashes especially when zooming in and out of Bing maps. (Dell Venue 8 Pro)

Timothy · 10/22/2014
Good facts, bad "nearby cities"

National-level facts and such are very good and complete. The navigation is a piece of cake. Below a certain zoom level it goes to Bing maps which in my experience is a much smoother experience than Google maps. The one thing that REALLY bugs me about this is when you select a city (say...Rochester, NY), and choose the "city" tab on the right side, one prominently displayed item is "Nearby Cities". At least for US cities, this is horrible. It lists Terre Haute (Indiana) as 76 miles away... it's actually several hundred. Calais (France?) listed as something like 15 miles away... I tested this on a couple of locations in Canada and it seemed to work much better there...for some reason the US data is awful in this regard.

Bill · 8/29/2013
Well Done

Beautiful interactive globe. Lots of fun and very informative

Joshua · 4/16/2013
Speedy and Informative

The app is quick, beautiful, and very informative on my Surface Pro. Zoom in far enough, and it switches to Bing maps, but the local content is plenty for most purposes.

John · 2/21/2013
Bar problem is fixed

Great app. Super value for a couple of bucks. I have no bar staying on my screen. The 3D globe is great, nice high level facts by country or city. Good simple high level view of the world. Love it.

Mr. Cao · 1/16/2013
Map is busy

The map is a bit busy. There is a lot of information on the screen and can get overwhelming, especially if you a going to use the map with kids. An option to turn on/off objects would be nice. The map lags a bit when zooming, even after you download the offline map. Overall it's okay, but could be better. (using Samsung slate 7)

Chad · 1/8/2013
Excellent Map app

Although you could get these maps online for free, this app loads them quicker, and has a very nice feature that lets you download maps for offline use.

Heath · 1/1/2013
Great for children and adults

Bought this for my daughter to teach her the earth is round (her being used to seeing maps). It's very well done - very metro - and full of information. Expand to flatten and touch any country or city for various stats and weather. The animation is also very fluid on my Surface RT. One request, though: when viewing city stats and I select another city, please don't change the selected tab back to the country stats.

Eric · 12/28/2012
A little buggy...

Nice app, but a little buggy. For example, if you zoom into city detail for Chiang Rai, Thailand, the app thinks you're in Burma, not Thailand. As a result, it makes trying to get city-specific detail very difficult. Also, the app needs to center and zoom on any nearby cities you touch, but it doesn't. Needs some work, but has good potential. Can't recommend a purchase at this time because it doesn't offer much more than can already be had elsewhere, like Bing maps.



  • Three styles of world maps!
  • World Flags and Facts!
  • Search and Bookmark!
  • Country stats, history, and more!

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