The maps in this series are for use in illustrating global information and relationships. There are four variations: world maps with and without country boundaries, world maps as a cutout (reverse of world map) that are with and without Antarctica.
The world maps are standard maps. The cutout version provides a means of adding information and/or animation sequences not previously possible. Notice that the areas that are highlighted in the series example are not restricted to countries, but they are restricted to the land mass. Click on the View Animated Flash link to view the animated version of the series example. This would be impossible to do without the cutout version of the world map.
Also review the "Viral" Progression Power Chart for another scheme.