FOUND IT, at last (as close as it gets)

I am looking for Google Maps (or any other interactive map) with a geopolitical overlay of the world (colored countries).

I'm not interested in Google API references to roll my own, I'm looking for something that's out there ready to play with.

I am basically looking for an interactive version of the map shown below.

Geopolitical map of the World

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    For the Google Maps version (Web Apps) or the Google Earth version (SU)?
    – random
    Aug 11, 2011 at 19:21
  • another nice option - mapchart.net/detworld.html
    – roman m
    Oct 28, 2017 at 6:45

2 Answers 2


check the Travel Map Generator

color the countries to your likings and use the HTML code to play with. the generator offers only 600x300 as maximum size, but of course you can change the map size via the HTML code.

  • is this really all that's out there? it's sad.
    – roman m
    Oct 1, 2009 at 18:40
  • pretty much so, and by default you're limited to 3 colours, well 2 (countries visited and countries to visit) plus default white, but i think you can play with the generated HTML code. some donkey work but it's fairly self-explanatory.
    – Molly7244
    Oct 1, 2009 at 19:51

I've come across a couple of political overlays for Google Earth...

Both of these are not very detailed when you zoom in, but if you switch on 'Borders and Labels' in the GE sidebar (and play with the transparency slider) you'll be able to superimpose the much more detailed GE borders.

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