Outline Map of Africa

Detailed Terrain Map of Africa

This is not just a map. It's a piece of the world captured in the image.

The detailed terrain map represents one of several map types and styles available. Look at the continent of Africa from different perspectives.

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Maps of Africa

This detailed map of Africa is provided by Google. Use the buttons under the map to switch to different map types provided by Maphill itself.

Each map style has its advantages. No map type is the best. The best is that Maphill enables you to look at each continent from many different angles.

Sure, this terrain continent detailed map is nice. But there is good chance you will like some other map types and styles even more. Choose another style in the above table and look at Africa from a different view.

What to do when you like this map?

If you like this Africa detailed map, please don't keep it to yourself. Give your friends a chance to see how the world converted to images looks like.

Use the buttons for Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to share a link to this map. Maphill is the most comprehensive map gallery on the web. But the number of maps is not the only reason to visit Maphill.

You can embed, print or download the map just like any other image. All continent detailed maps of Africa are available in a common image format. Free images are available under Free map link located above the map.

Is there anything more than this map?

Sure, there is. It has been said that Maphill maps are worth a thousand words. That's certainly true. But you can experience much more when you visit Africa.

Africa and its countries have a lot to offer and a lot to see. It is not possible to capture all the beauty in the maps.

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Learn more about the map styles

Each map type offers different information and each map style is designed for a different purpose. Read about the styles and map projection used in the above map (Detailed Terrain Map of Africa).

Terrain map shows different physical features of the landscape. Unlike to the Maphill's physical map of Africa, topographic map uses contour lines instead of colors to show the shape of the surface. Contours are imaginary lines that join points of equal elevation.

Contours lines make it possible to determine the height of mountains, depths of the ocean bottom, and steepness of slopes. Elevation values are printed along the lines. Contour lines that are close together indicate steep slopes. Contours that are far apart or an absence of contours means flat terrain.

This map of Africa is provided by Google Maps, whose primary purpose is to provide local street maps rather than a planetary view of the Earth. Within the context of local street searches, angles and compass directions are very important, as well as ensuring that distances in all directions are shown at the same scale.

The Mercator projection was developed as a sea travel navigation tool. It preserves angles. If you wish to go from Africa to anywhere on the map, all you have to do is draw a line between the two points and measure the angle. If you head this compass direction, and keep going, you will reach your destination.

Facts

Administrative classification
continent
Subregions
n/a
South
36° 0' 0" S
North
38° 0' 0" N
West
18° 0' 0" W
East
52° 0' 0" E
Minimal elevation
-7761 m
Maximal elevation
4568 m
Land/Water
coastal, lakes

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Physical Horizon Map of Africa

The Maphill difference

It's neither this terrain detailed map nor any other of the many millions of maps. The value of a map gallery is not determined by the number of pictures, but by the possibility to see the world from many different perspectives.

Technology

We unlock the value hidden in the geographic data. Thanks to automating the complex process of turning data into map graphics, we are able to create maps in higher quality, faster and cheaper than was possible before.

Forever free

We created Maphill to make the web a more beautiful place. Without you having to pay for it. Maphill maps are and will always be available for free.

Real Earth data

Do you think the maps are too beautiful not to be painted? No, this is not art. All detailed maps of Africa are created based on real Earth data. This is how the world looks like.

Easy to use

This map is available in a common image format. You can copy, print or embed the map very easily. Just like any other image.

Different perspectives

The value of Maphill lies in the possibility to look at the same area from several perspectives. Maphill presents the map of Africa in a wide variety of map types and styles.

Vector quality

We build each detailed map individually with regard to the characteristics of the map area and the chosen graphic style. Maps are assembled and kept in a high resolution vector format throughout the entire process of their creation.

Experience of discovering

Maphill maps will never be as detailed as Google maps or as precise as designed by professional cartographers. Our goal is different. We want to redefine the experience of discovering the world through the maps.

Fast anywhere

Maps are served from a large number of servers spread all over the world. Globally distributed map delivery network ensures low latency and fast loading times, no matter where on Earth you happen to be.

Spread the beauty

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