The Global Map of Dawn2055 is based on a map of the U.S. states California, Nevada and a very small part of Arizona in the south east. The south-west portion of the map is largely composed of the Pacific Ocean, which is inaccessible to Players, although the main base of the Bandits gang is located on the Channel Islands.
This map is subdivided into 20x20 sectors, and each sector is subdivided into 14x14 squares. These squares have different terrains and different radiation levels (see Survival). In order to survive and trade, there are Settlements, encounters, and various NPCs to interact with.