A map vector is a tool that is often used by presenters and businesses to demonstrate their global market. They are map illustrations that can be included in a variety of business materials including websites, presentations, and other literature. Vector maps of the world or country vector maps can highlight office locations as well as international relations.
This is a comprehensive list of free vector maps that includes world map illustration as well as some more specific maps of countries or cities. There is a lot of variation in the level of detail depending on which vector map you choose. Some are highly detailed while others may have more of a creative theme.
Each description includes information about the formats available. The most common formats for free vector maps are Adobe Illustrator (AI), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and Encapsulated Postscript (EPS). However, some also have PDF, JPG, and PNG files for people who have less design experience.
This vector map of the United States electoral votes is available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats. It can be completely edited and is a layered image that is an accurate depiction of political information by state.
This vector map of the world has a stamp effect that gives it a vintage appearance. It is available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats. It is a layered image and can be edited.
This free vector world map is a colorful demonstration of connectivity using networks of dots transposed over the globe. It comes in an EPS format.
An earth map vector that includes Antarctica and is styled as a black and white outline. Available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats with full editing capabilities.
This world map illustration is both accurate and highly detailed. Countries and country names in the illustration can be selected individually. Countries are also distinguished from one another using different colors. It can be downloaded in AI, EPS, JPG, PNG, or even CDR and GIF formats. Lower down on this page there is a related vector world map that is black and white.
This set of detailed map vector of New York City is perfect for any depictions of the city required in your literature, on your website, or in your presentations. This royalty free map does require attribution if you decide to use it.
This free world map vector is an abstract depiction using a network of connected dots with long shadows. It is available in EPS format.
This map vector contains only North America with each of the countries distinguished by a different color. It is available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats, which all allow for full editing capabilities.
A detailed map of Italy that distinguishes each different region within the country. It is a black and white depiction but can be fully edited. It can be downloaded in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
An intricate world map vector portrayed in grey and black. It can be downloaded as an image or customized.
A global map vector that is highly detailed in order to point out specific locations on any of the continents. It can be fully edited and is available as an AI or EPS file.
This depiction of the map of Africa is also portrayed as being on a globe. In this way, it displays Africa in relation to other countries as well. It is a layered and fully editable vector map available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
Lyon is a city in France. This vector map is detailed with a colored border to distinguish the city of Lyon. It is a royalty free map but the creator has stipulated that attribution is required.
This world map illustration is available in EPS format. There is a focal point of light that gives the map a shiny metallic appearance and it can be seen in different colors.
A grey and white map vector of the world with individual countries outlined by a thin black line. Includes Antarctica as well. It can be downloaded as AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats and can also be fully edited.
This colorful map vector of Jamaica has chosen to depict each parish in a different color. It is available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats that can each be fully edited.
A free vector map of the United Kingdom that has been designed as a pattern of perfectly aligned dots. It comes in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats that all have editing capabilities.
This map vector portrays a world map illustration as a weather-beaten paper map. In this way, it has a vintage theme. It is a royalty free map but does require attribution.
A playful depiction of a vector world map, there are popular landmarks scattered across the map to denote common tourist destinations. It is available in EPS formatting and attribution is required.
A free map image of the world that has all of the countries labeled and distinctly colored. Available as a royalty free EPS file but attribution is required.
This free vector map is an outline of Europe with lines to define each of the countries that make up the European Union in simple black and white. It is available as AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats that can all be fully edited.
A royalty free map of Canada that has been layered with a Canadian flag. There are thin lines to outline each of the provinces and territories. It comes in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats that can all be edited.
A stylized world map with vibrant colors and dots that are connected by beams of light to depict a network. It is a free map vector that comes in EPS format but attribution is required.
An infographic that includes a world map illustration with points and text on it that can be edited to include relevant information. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, and PNG formats.
This simple earth map has airplanes with dotted flight paths to different destinations. The vector map is free but requires attribution.
A vectorized map of Africa with each of the countries depicted as a different color. It is available for download as AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
A simple world map vector designed in grey and white. It is available in EPS format with required attribution.
An AI map is a highly detailed world map vector free for personal use and the cost of a donation to a local charity for commercial use.
This map of India has been stylized to look like it has been shaded in with a charcoal pencil. It is a creative illustration of the country and is available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
This world map illustration has been creatively designed to have text fill the continents and countries with their respective names. In addition, there are popular landmark silhouettes at the bottom of the illustration. It can be used for free with attribution.
This world map looks quite futuristic with a series of connected dots displaying a network. It comes in EPS format and can be fully edited.
A map vector of South America that outlines each of the countries individually. It is a simple black and white design and comes in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats. It is a layered illustration that can be edited.
This world map has intricate details and resembles the type of map you might see on a globe. It is colorful with accurately labeled countries. It is an AI map available for free personal use.
This black and white outline is a simple world map vector that could be a blank canvas for your next project. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
This fun infographic includes a world map illustration with airplanes and destination dots as well as symbols along the bottom with a travel theme. It is a free map image available in EPS format.
This depiction of Asia and all of its countries is a colorful and detailed map that can be fully edited. It is available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
Warm colors are the basis for this world map illustration. It outlines individual countries and includes the names in black text. Available in AI format only.
This global map vector is an elegant white with long shadows on a grey background. It is available in EPS format and attribution is required.
Just as the name indicates, this is a green-colored world map. It also includes a banner underneath and red-colored destination dots of differing sizes. Provided in EPS format only and requires attribution.
The content of Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, and a number of islands such as the Polynesians. This is a simple map vector of the outline of the continent. It is available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
Set of highly detailed world maps with a number of layers each with their own set of details.
Grey gradients give this vector map a simple and refined look. It is styled like a silhouette of the world map with some shadowing. It is a free download but requires attribution.
This map vector is styled like a watercolor painting and rounded at the edges to depict the spherical nature of the globe. It is a highly detailed map illustration that is available only in AI format.
The design of this vector map infographic is crisp and clean. The map is white with long shadows on a grey background. There are destination dots with lines connecting them to informative text. It is available in EPS and must be attributed.
This world map illustration takes on a vintage style that looks like weathered paper. It is a Mercator projection that is highly accurate and centrally aligned to Europe-Africa.
This American map vector is grey and white with white lines separating all of the various counties in the country. Each state has its own layer and all are fully editable. It is available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
A map of Australia interposed with the Australian flag. Available in AI, SVG, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
A creative cartoonish illustration of the world map. Attribution is required.
This map of the USA includes Hawaii and Alaska. It is styled like an ink stamp, giving it a grunge look.
A world map vector with countries depicted in a variety of jewel-tone colors that are visually bright and appealing. Available only in EPS format.
This map of Middle (or Central) America has a number of layers each with the countries, capitals, and bodies of water. All layers can be fully edited and file formats available include AI, PDF, and JPG.
The silhouette of the world map has been created with dots. There are a number of bright spots on the map connected with curved lines. Available in EPS format for free with attribution.
Abstract vector world map depicted with triangle shapes that have various shadows. The download includes AI, EPS, PDF, and JPG files.
A simple map outline of the United Kingdom that is layered over a faded Union Jack flag. London has a pinpoint with an appropriate label. The package includes AI, EPS, PDF, and JPG formats.
This simple world map is green and blue but also includes areas of glaciers in white. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
With a hand-drawn style, this map takes on the artistic appearance of a pencil sketch. It is available in EPS format with attribution.
This world map vector is in different gradients of blue with yellow curves interposed overtop. It is available in EPS format.
A global map vector that includes Antarctica and is styled to look like it has been shaded in with a charcoal pencil. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
This map vector shows an outline of the USA in an aged style. The American flag serves as a faded background and a point of interest denotes the country’s capital. It is available in AI, EPS, PDF, and JPG formats.
These world maps are designed with different patterns that shade in the bodies of land in the color red. Available only in AI format.
A detailed depiction of the world map in various shades of sea green. There are points of interest with lines for labels or text. Available only in EPS format.
This world map vector has countries separated with a thin line and each country is shaded in a different neutral color.
This map of Oceania is centrally focused on Australia. It is highly detailed with different countries shown in different colors. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, and JPG.
Different shades of pastel colors define each of the different countries across the globe in this extremely detailed world map vector. There are over 240 layers for each of the countries as well as sublayers for the states and provinces in each of the USA, Canada, and Australia. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
This world map illustration shows the world map in green as well as different views of the globe depending on how it is turned. Available in EPS format only.
Similar to the above vector map, this world map is displayed in blue and is accompanied by different views of the globe in the same color scheme. Available in EPS format with attribution.
This vector map of France takes on a bit of an apocalyptic sci-fi style in dark blues and greys. It displays various political boundaries and can be fully edited. Available in AI, EPS, and PDF formats.
The grunge style of this world map illustration gives it a rough-around-the-edges look. Key countries have labels in a steampunk metal design. Available only in EPS or JPG formats.
This world map has a futuristic style in different gradient shades of blue. Available in EPS format only.
A simple vector map of North America in grey with each of the countries separated by a thin line. Available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
A map of Costa Rica in relation to the other Central America countries. Political borders for different state, province, and department levels are included. Available in AI, EPS, and JPG formats that are all editable.
A world map vector made up of different polygons in different gradient shades of blue and aquamarine. Available in EPS format with attribution.
A globe map vector that is shaded in by dots in uniform rows. Includes Antarctica and is available in AI, EPS, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
This outline of the country of Brazil is layered over a shaded version of the Brazilian flag. Available in AI, EPS, and PDF formats that are fully editable as well as JPG that is printable.
This world map is filled in by uniformly spaced blue dots over a black background. Available in AI format only.
Vibrant colors in modern designs make up this world map in rich blues and pinks. Available in EPS format with attribution.
This map vector of Japan is colored in with the Japanese flag. It is available in AI, EPS, SVG, PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
There is no shortage of free map vectors available for download. Globe map vectors are an excellent way to demonstrate to potential clients your international reach, office locations, or act as a planning tool for international expansion. Even vector maps of an individual country or continent can be a powerful tool in presentations or business materials.
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