This is a collaborative project with Jacob Sanchez and probably the biggest undertaking I have been a part of. Our goal was to utilize open source data from Natural Earth data at the 1:10,000,000 scale. In the end, we also included NASA data for Sea Ice data. We then organized the data and began generalizing in ArcMap Deskop before moving into Adobe Illustrator for type placement and design. I then completed terrain work in Photoshop.
This world map is a work in progress. Stay tuned for more updates!