World History Maps: The World, by World History Maps Inc, is a new and unique way of looking at history. Instead of an historical atlas which has maps showing the world (or a region) at a few significant years, or maps that try to compress decades or even centuries of change on to one map, we offer a different approach. Our interactive historical maps show the entire world for every single year in recorded history. This is an unprecedented amount of detail in time for the whole world that cannot be found anywhere else. The scalable maps allow even the smallest countries to be shown. Looking at History in this detail gives one a unique perspective. These are also the first historical maps to be made using GIS technology. Maps show countries of the world at the beginning of each year, with Major Tribes and Peoples. Maps are Scaleable and zoomable with popup information. Scrolling forward and backward is available with adjustable speeds. Maps can be pinned so you can toggle back and forth to compare different years. Following below are more details about how to use the apps.

What’s New

Version 4.0

Added new maps up to 2020
Geographic Labels are now displayed
Uses the full screen of all ios devices
Various bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Splashdown94 ,


This is the perfect resource for any amateur (or actual) historian. I've been working on a passion project set in the 1800s and have searched for something akin to this app several times. There are two or three similar apps, but they pale in comparison to this one. Simply put, this offers a year by year history and atlas of the world (including nations/empires/tribes/etc. with rulers/leaders) and is definitely worth the moola.

Jelkath ,


It's a very good app! I just wonder what the sources are, and where the creator got the years and dates from for some of the acient stuff. There's many ancient cities I haven't seen before, and I wonder where informarion on how certain ancient empires expanded came from. Either way, it's very good and thorough!

Ionnas Metaxas ,

Audit Needed

I would suggest that an audit be done as you are missing the accession of Alexander the Great as well as the empire he built afterwards. Also, Kublai Khan and Genghis Khan’s names should be in the searchable areas along with Alexander the Great. Also, in 1939, In March, the rest of Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi Germany. Slovakia was a puppet state under “German Protection” which was established during this same time period. There may be more suggestions that I may see going forward.


91.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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