Monday, December 31, 2012

Oahu Tourist Map

A map of activities in Oahu and ideas for tourists what to do in Oahu.

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Map from "Honolulu Handy Guide," published by Tongg Publishing, 1978.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Northern Africa, 1934

Northern Africa, Europe and the Middle East, 1934

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

American Oil Imports

Oil imports to the United States. The top 10 exporting countries of oil to the US in thousand barrels per day (June 2009).

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Source: NG Oil and Gas

Friday, December 28, 2012

Australian Cities Map

Physical map of Australian cities and Tasmania, 1940s.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

United States Precipitation Map

Average annual precipitation in the US, 1971-2000.

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Data source: PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University. Map created by Jacob Morgan.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

European Overseas Territories

European Union overseas countries and territories and outermost regions.

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The World Divided, 1941

The World divided during World War 2 (July 1941).

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The political alignments of the world are here shown, centering geographically around the North Pole but ideologically and economically around the U.S. The classification keyed below is necessarily simplified and does not of course meet all the subtleties of politics and diplomacy - for instance, the peculiar position of Vichy and its colonies. The special case of the U.S.S.R. is acknowledged by a special color. 
The situation is as of July 7, 1941, and is subject to change without notice.
Map made by Richard Edes Harrison, Fortune magazine.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey by SkyMap

An interactive isometric map of Istanbul, Turkey with a lot of information, including restaurants, bars, clubs, historical sites, hotels and other points of interest.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pictures Of Earth At Night

Pictures of Earth at night made by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite.
Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. (Source: Nasa)
Composite map of the world assembled from data acquired by
the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

UN Recognition of Palestine on Maps

The United Nations General Assembly voted to approve a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a non-member observer stat. The U.N. General Assembly voted 138-9 with 41 abstentions


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The rise of megacities – interactive map

By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids', and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos, Mexico City and Dhaka.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thüringen Map

Physical map of Thüringen / Thuringia, Germany. Thuringia is a federal state of Germany, located in the central part of the country.

Karte von Thüringen.

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Tourismusverband Thüringer Wald-Gothaer Land e.V

Europe without Germany

A political map of Europe without Germany.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Central England Map

Physical map of Central England and London.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

United States Western Expansion

Map of the western expansion of United States in the 18th and 19th century.

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The map including Florida Cession from Spain (1819), Louisiana Purchase from France (1803), Texas Annexation (1845), Mexican Cession (1848), Gadsden Purchase from Mexico (1853), Oregon Country Annexation from Great Britain (1848) and other territorial gains from 1783 to 1853.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Aral Sea Map

Physical map of the Aral Sea (2007).
Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 square kilometres (26,300 sq mi), the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 2007, it had declined to 10% of its original size, splitting into four lakes – the North Aral Sea, the eastern and western basins of the once far larger South Aral Sea and one smaller lake between North and South Aral Seas. (wp)
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Wyoming County Map

Counties of Wyoming.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the 2nd least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. (wp)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Linguistic Maps

A large collection of detailed linguistic maps from
Linguistic maps of Basque Country, Africa, America, Asia, Europe & Oceania. We provide useful and practical information for thousands languages displayed on specific geographic areas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Europe Climate Map

Map of climate in Europe.
The climate of Europe is of a temperate, continental nature, with a maritime climate prevailing on the western coasts and a Mediterranean climate in the south. The climate is strongly conditioned by the Gulf Stream, which keeps mild air over the high latitude northwestern region over the winter months, especially in Ireland, the UK and coastal Norway. (wp)
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

North Dakota County Map

Counties of North Dakota.
North Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States, along the Canadian border. It was created from the northern portion of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with South Dakota. (wp)
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Arctic Ocean Map

Physical map of Arctic Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean, located mostly in the north polar region, is the smallest of the world's five oceans, and the shallowest. Even though IHO recognizes it as an ocean, oceanographers may call it the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply the Arctic Sea, classifying it as one of the mediterranean seas of the Atlantic Ocean. (wp)
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pictorial Map of Japan

A pictorial map of Japan with cities.
Japan is a country in East Asia situated between the Pacific Ocean and east of the Korean peninsula. Its name, often translated as "The Land of the Rising Sun," comes from China and refers to Japan's eastward position relative to the Asian continent. (Wikipedia)
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vermont County Map

Counties of Vermont.
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Vermont is the 6th least extensive and the 2nd least populous of the 50 United States. It is the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean.(Wikipedia)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Eastern Mediterranean Map

Map of Eastern Mediterranean , Western Middle East.

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 Source: Readers Digest Illustrated Great World Atlas

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Algeria and Libya

Map of Algeria and Libya.

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Part of Global Mapping World Map

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mount Everest Maps

A collection of maps of Mount Everest.
Mount Everest, measuring from sea level, is the tallest mountain on Earth. The summit ridge of the mountain marks the border between Nepal and Tibet. In Nepal the mountain is called Sagarmatha (forehead of the sky) and in Tibet Chomolangma (mother of the universe); and although it was named Everest by Sir Andrew Waugh, the British surveyor-general of India, in honour of his predecessor Sir George Everest, the popular pronunciation of Everest is different from how Sir George pronounced his own last name.
Mount Everest location (click to enlarge)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Montana County Map

Counties of Montana.
Montana is a state in the Western United States with 56 counties. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller "island ranges" are found in the central third of the state, for a total of 77 named ranges that are part of the Rocky Mountains. This geographical fact is reflected in the state's name, derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain).(Wikipedia)
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rhode Island County Map

Counties of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. Rhode Island is the smallest in area, the eighth least populous, but the second most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states behind New Jersey. (Wikipedia)
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Map Fail: New Hampshire missed

New Hampshire missed, by Fox News.

New Hampshire County Map

Counties of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. (Wikipedia)
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Africa Population Density

Map of population density in Africa.
The population of Africa has grown rapidly over the past century, and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in some African countries. (Wikipedia)
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Alaska Highway Map

Map of the Alaska Highway.  
The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. (Wikipedia)
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Three New Cities with Live Road Traffic

Live road traffic data appears on Google Maps in three new cities: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Guayaquil, Ecuador

Apple's new iOS 6 map inaccuracies

Inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities in Apple's new map software have provoked anger from users.

In June Apple announced it would stop using Google Maps in favour of its own system, created using data from navigation firm TomTom and others.Apple is yet to comment on the complaints about the software, which comes already installed on the new iPhone.TomTom said it provided only data and was not responsible for how it worked. The software is packaged with iOS6, the latest version of Apple's operating system, which runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Berlin on Antarctica

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Disputed islands between China and Japan

Map of Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands disputed by China and Japan.
The dispute is over uninhabited islands known by Japan as the Senkaku and China as the Diaoyu. Japanese officials announced last week that the government would buy three of the islands from the Japanese family that has controlled them for decades. China argues that they were an integral part of its territory for centuries, and were illegally occupied by Japan. (Los Angeles Times)
Location of the islands

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Northern Ireland Map

Physical map of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland  is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland. It is variously described as a country, province or region of the UK, amongst other terms. (Wikipedia)
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Monday, September 17, 2012

United States Map with State Names

Map of the United States on a postcard with state names and other nice visual elements.
The United States is a federal union of fifty states. The original thirteen states were the successors of the thirteen colonies that rebelled against British rule. (Wikipedia)
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Map Fail: MO, AL, MS

Wait a minute ... Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama ?

(Fox News)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Inverness, Scotland Map

Map of Inverness (Inbhir Niss), Scotland.
Inverness (, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness") is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland.(Wikipedia)
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The separatist map of Africa

When African states gained independence, the continent's new leaders agreed to respect the old colonial borders to avoid endless wars. But separatist movements still abound. (The Guardian)

Greenland Map

Physical map of Greenland.
Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and later Denmark) for more than a millennium. (Wikipedia)
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Indian Subcontinent Map

Physical map of Indian Subcontinent.
The Indian Subcontinent is a southerly region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southward into the Indian Ocean.(Wikipedia)

Lake Okeechobee Map

An old map of Lake Okeechobee.
Lake Okeechobee, locally referred to as The Lake or The Big O, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is the seventh largest freshwater lake in the United States and the second largest freshwater lake contained entirely within the lower 48 states. (Wikipedia)
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Google Earth update, September, 2012

New high resolution aerial and satellite imagery in Google Earth.
Update:  The new update is currently available in Google Earth only and will be coming to Google Maps shortly.

Abraj Al Bait, a clock tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Google Lat Long:
Cities with new high resolution 45° imagery:
  • United States: Bend, OR; Bloomington, IN; Buffalo, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, IN; Columbus, OH; Conway, SC; Evansville, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Gastonia, NC; Hamilton, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, TN; Joliet, IL; Kokomo, IN; Lincoln, NE; Louisville, KY; Mankato, MN; Muncie, IN; Owensboro, KY; Palm Valley, FL; Rochester, MN; Wilmington, NC.
  • International: Béziers, France; Bordeaux, France; Lille, France; Marseille, France; St. Etienne, France; Platja d'Aro, Spain; Blanes, Spain.
Areas with new high resolution aerial imagery:
  • United States: Centralia WA, Tillamook OR, Salem OR, Dos Rios CA, Mount Shasta area CA, Lassen area CA, Joshua Tree area CA, Ely NV, Elko NV, Las Vegas NV, Lander WY, Onawa IA, Ames IA, Perry IA, Bolivar MO, Mountain Grove MO, Rolla MO, Coldwater KS, Spearman TX, Hereford TX, San Antonio TX, Tyler TX, Lafayette LA, Huntsville AL, Waycross GA, Palatka FL, Fort Pierce FL, Allentown PA
  • Portugal: Torre de Coelheiros
  • Spain: Baiona, Ourense, Torrelavega, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Nulles, Guadassuar, San Miguel de Salinas, Castellar de la Frontera, Los Palacios y Villafranca, Bailen
  • France: Bordeaux, Montpellier, Lyon, Dijon, Grenoble
  • Italy: Livorno, Rome, Catania
  • Switzerland: Montreux, Neuchatel, Zurich
  • England: Olympic Park
  • Germany: Munich, Heidelberg, Flieden, Alsfeld,
  • Austria: Salzburg

Areas new high resolution satellite updates:
USA, Greenland, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Antarctica, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Khazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand