How can I buy a Times world atlas or map?
You can buy a Times world atlas online from this site. See The Times Atlas Range.
How up-to-date are the Times world atlases?
We do our best to ensure that the Times world atlases and maps are the most up-to-date available anywhere, online or in-print. We tap into over 500 different organizations and experts internationally to ensure the data used in the Times Atlas range reflects the world as it is today. However, it can take a while before some of these changes are reflected in our printed titles.
Who ‘makes’ the Times atlases?
A team of 30 professional cartographers, along with many external experts and a multitude of other organisations who provide information sources for updates and corrections.
What organizations use Times Atlas and maps products?
We are independent and strive to make the Times atlases a neutral and apolitical authority. We are trusted by major international organizations including the UN, the EC, the UK government and the media – BBC, CNN and ABC.
How good are the Times atlases?
Times atlases have recently won awards from the International Map Trade Association, the British Cartographic Society and ESRI. The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World was one of the Ten Best Atlases in a recent feature in The Independent newspaper and was the best luxury buy of all the atlases featured.
What distinguishes a Times atlas from those of other publishers?
Times world atlases are more accurate, up to date and consistent. They are beautifully presented and produced to highest cartographic and editorial standards and come in a wide range suited to your needs and requirements.
Why are Times atlases so highly regarded?
The team behind the Times Atlases have a rich heritage of cartographic expertise and production, spanning over 200 years. The cartographers and experts provide full editorial control over the quality of the data and the content of The Times products, giving high levels of consistency and accuracy. Our databases deliver seamless worldwide cartographic data, giving our products great flexibility, consistency and the ability to update instantly.
When was the first Times atlas produced?
The very first Times world Atlas was published in 1895 - find out more about the history of mapping and the heritage of the Times world atlas range here.
Why should I own a Times World Atlas?
As well as a beautiful coffee table book, a Times atlas is an essential reference tool that will help with any geographical enquiry - whether you're planning a holiday, needing to understand or keep abreast of world news, solving a quiz or crossword, helping with homework or simply exploring the world from your armchair.
Why is a printed Times atlas needed when maps are easily available online?
Atlases and books are still being bought and used as much as they ever have been. A large-format atlas is one of the best mediums to display a map on and is still easier to read and use than a computer screen. Times atlases have verified information with a high level of quality assurance, consistency and reliability. All the place names that feature in a Times Atlas can be searched for and located using the Find that Place feature on the Times Online Atlas.
Can my company use Times Atlas mapping data in its publications or websites?
Yes, please visit our business services website, Collins Bartholomew for more information.
Is my personal information secure if I register information at TimesAtlas.com?
Can I link to TimesAtlas.com from my website?
You are welcome to link to TimesAtlas.com from your website or blog. If you would like to request a link exchange, please use the Contact Us form.
I've noticed a mistake on your website, who can I contact?
We welcome all comments that lead to an improvement in TimesAtlas.com. Please use the Contact Us form.
What is the relationship between Collins and The Times?
HarperCollins Publishers cartographic department Collins Bartholomews publish both Times and Collins branded maps and atlases. For further information, see About Us.