Collins World Digital Map Data - World Regular

Collins World Digital Map Data - World Regular

World Digital Map Data - World Regular

Map data overview

Derived from the same underlying cartographic database as World Premium but simpler in structure and content, World Regular gives you a seamless and authoritative digital map of the World in vector format, optimized for use in interactive digital mapping applications. The simpler feature coding helps you to

  • Easily incorporate World data into your desktop mapping, GIS applications or Internet Mapping systems.
  • Create accurate and attractive maps, ideally suited for incorporation into digital applications.
  • Combine with your own geo-referenced data to create business or environmental applications.
  • Visualize global geography

World Regular matches the high levels of accuracy, political rigor and vertical integrity found in World Premium, while the simpler feature coding and content make it quicker to deploy and easier to use.

Data Layers
Layer Layer Type Description
AdmA Administrative polygon layer Polygons representing administrative areas.
AdmL Administrative linework layer Administrative boundaries, mostly to 1st order internal admin divisions. Includes the coastline.
AirP Airports point layer Points representing international and regional airports.
ContA Contour polygon layer Polygons representing height bands for map layer colouring. Height bands in metres.
ContL Contour linework layer Contour lines. Heights are in metres.
DrtL Drainage text linework layer Cartographically-placed arcs showing river names.
HtsP Heights point layer Points representing features with height, e.g. mountain summits, volcanoes.
RdsL Road linework layer Roads, classified by status.
RfsL Railways linework layer Railways and ferry routes.
TwnP Towns point layer Towns, coded by status (administrative capital, national to 4th order) and by their population band. Each town is also attributed with the country and administrative division it falls within, if known.
TxtL Text linework layer Cartographically-placed arcs representing curved map text, e.g. area names, mountain ranges, water features.
TxtP Text point layer Cartographically-placed points representing map text, e.g. area names, mountain ranges, water features.
UrbA Urban area polygon layer Polygons representing urban areas.
WatA Water polygon layer Polygons representing water features, e.g. lakes.
WatAL Water area linework layer Outlines of polygons representing water features, e.g. lakes.
WatL Water linework layer Linear drainage features, e.g. rivers and canals. Glacier ‘form’ lines are included on this layer to enhance the cartographic representation of glaciers. Rivers are classified by tributary (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Other) and by closeness to the sea (A, B, C, D with A being at river mouth, D being at river source). Canals, aqueducts, and wadies are classified by importance (A, B or C).