Saturday, September 29, 2012

How to Make a Blank Canada Map in PowerPoint

We get asked this question fairly often on how to use our editable Powerpoint maps to make up blank map copy master for a school worksheet or presentation. It is real easy to do and this short video will take you through the steps

It is easy to make a blank, printable, outline Canada for marking up, coloring, school project, whatever you need from our royalty free downloadable PowerPoint clip art maps. Watch the video to learn how to take a basic World of Maps map, select it and change the colors to have a map with sharp, clean vector lines for your project. It is very easy to produce a clean blank printable map.

1. After purchasing and downloading our editable PowerPoint mapyou're your project, open it in PowerPoint. For our example we are using a Canada map.

2. Select the map with your pointer by clicking in the upper left corner of the slide and dragging the pointer over the entire map so that it is completely surrounded by the light blue field. Once you release you finger all the land will be selected. You can also do this by choosing Select All in the Edit pull down menu. You can also hold the SHIFT key and select each province individually.

3. Once everything is selected you can go to the Formatting Palette or up in the Ribbon -- Colors, Weights, and Fills and choose the Fill Bucket and fill the map with the color white. I like using the white fill instead of nothing because it is easier to select a province with color in it if you want to customize it later. If you have no fill you have to grab the line to select it, with a color fill you can click anywhere on the state to select it. That is it, you are ready to go, save it and print it, pretty easy.

4. If you group the map you can also resize it, (check out our enlarging and reducing video) and make a custom map.

5. I usually recommend removing the text first but if you don't then just hold down the shift key and select each state or county individually and then fill with color.

To see all of our How-To videos checkout the Instructional Video Page on our site:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

PowerPoint Russia, China, India and Southeast Asia Map

Russia, China, India, and Southeast Asia editable PowerPoint Map.
On of our bigger more complex World Regional Maps. This map has the former Soviet Union, now independent countries, China, India and South East Asia. We have a number of maps of this region. This map comes in both PowerPoint and in Adobe Illustrator, all countries can be edited and customized however you need. It is also easy to change the colors to white and you have a blank, printable map for a worksheet or to color.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Central America Editable Map from World of Maps Collection

Today's post we look at our Central America map. Central America runs from just below Mexico down to Panama, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica,  and Nicaragua. Often included in this map are the Caribbean Islands such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, and many more. On the east is the Caribbean Sea and on the left the Pacific Ocean.

Central America with Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama

Monday, September 24, 2012

Canada Editable Map for Presentations

Canada map with titles and individual Provinces and Territories for presentations from our World of Maps clip art collection of editable maps. This map is a fully editable PowerPoint or Adobe Illustration ready for building a presentation or customized for a classroom copy sheet. All text can be customized and the provinces can be colored.

Editable Canada Map with Provinces and Text from World of Maps Collection

Canada PowerPoint Map, Our Neighbor to the North

One of our most popular editable editable country maps is Canada. We have them in several different ways, color, black/white, combined with the USA and standing alone. All of the elements on the map can be customized, land and text. Our Canada maps are available from both of our sites, and

Color, editable map of Canada, with provinces, no text

Map of Canada, black/white outline map with text names, each province is an individual element.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Australia Oceania World Regional Map

We have been highlighting some of our World Regional Maps from our World of Maps collection. Today we show our editable Australia Oceania map. We actually have several maps of this area of the world, including individual country maps, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines Indonesia and more. All maps are editable and in both PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator. This map is available at both of our sites, and

Australia and Oceania editable map, comes in both PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Africa Regional World Map from our World of Maps Collection

Africa Regional World Map
Above is a copy of our Africa Map, one of the series of our World Regional Maps. This is an editable map, each country can be colored or changed, including taken out. All text is editable. We also have this map in Adobe Illustrator again with all countries individual objects. We have this map on both our World of Maps site, and on

Republic of Ireland Map produced for a customer

We had a request from on of our World of Maps customers from for a PowerPoint map of Ireland for a customer who was setting up sales territories. We have included that map in our Great Britain map all along but didn't have it as a separate map. Not sure why that happen, but sometimes things get over looked. The customer asked about an individual one, so easy enough to make up. I took the Great Britain map and deleted the UK parts and then enlarged the Ireland side, fixed the text a little and there you are. Our maps are pretty flexible and easy to change. Once done I sent the map off to the UK for the customer. We received back and very comment and I am glad to help.

Here is the comment, thank you very much, we love comments and we love finding out where we have holes in the collection. I will get this new map into the collection.

"Bruce, that's fantastic, thank you!
We use your maps every day when selling territories. Best maps we've ever bought!"


Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, editable PowerPoint Map