It is possible to purchase physical maps of Asia, which include South Asia, from the Maps of World website. It offers various types of files for downloading and printing that are available in low or high resolution and in formats such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
The physical map of Asia on MapsofWorld.com is a relief map that focuses on natural landforms such as mountains, deserts, ridges, plains and oceans. The map uses colors to help users identify the various features more easily. The maps, when purchased, do not contain watermarks and are printable in any size and on any type of paper. The least expensive map is the low-resolution JPG version, and the maps with considerably higher prices, as of 2016, include the layered PSD format map created in Adobe Photoshop.
South Asia comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries, as determined by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Countries in this block include India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It also incorporates Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Butan and Maldives. Depending on varying definitions, it can also include countries such as Mauritius and the Tibet Autonomous Region. The Indian Plate dominates as the defining physical attribute of the area, and the Indian Ocean rings its southern border.