How Many Tectonic Plates are There in the World?

Tectonic Plates

Following the devastating earthquake in Japan, many people were made aware of the importance of tectonic plates and the role that they play in causing earthquakes. A good earth’s tectonic plates map will outline the seven primary tectonic plates, but it may not show the entire picture.

What Countries are in the Northern Hemisphere?

Northern Hemisphere

The literal definition of hemisphere is “half sphere” which may lead people to believe that the Northern Hemisphere would include half the countries of the world and half the population. This is a mistaken assumption. In actuality, a vast majority of the land on the planet is located in the Northern Hemisphere and around 90% of the world’s population lives there.

What is the Largest River in the World?

What is the Largest River in the World?

As with most attempts to rank natural bodies, the question of the largest river in the world has multiple answers. This is because the idea of largest is inexact. Does largest mean longest? If so, then the answer is the Egypt’s Nile river. However, most people take largest to mean physical volume of water, in which case the largest river … Read More

What is Ireland’s Elevation?

What is Ireland's Elevation?

As the third largest island in Europe, Ireland is actually surrounded by hundreds of other islands. Comprising over 68,800 square kilometers, the country sports a variety of geographic features, from coastline that falls below sea level to low-lying mountains surrounding a large central plain. The majority of the island sits at sea level, or an elevation of 0 meters.

Mapping Human Vulnerability to Climate Change

Mapping Human Vulnerability to Climate Change

Scientists from McGill University in Canada have cross referenced climate and emissions data with census information to map populations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

What Bodies of Water Border Cuba?

Bodies of water border Cuba

When faced with any geographical question, turning to a map is the best way to find the answer. This is why those who wonder what bodies of water border Cuba would be well advised to look at a cuba map for themselves rather than asking other people or seeking a simple answer.

What makes a great map design?

What makes a great map design?

The elements that go into making a beautiful and functional map are simple to outline, but difficult to follow. The goal of most cartographers is to create a blend of form and function that is balanced, attractive, and contains exactly the right amount of data.

What is an Elevation Map?

Elevation Map

By the strictest definition, an elevation map is any map which shows the different elevations of an area. This can be as simple as printing elevations on a road map or as complex as topographical mapping. Most people are actually seeking a simple topographical map when they ask for an elevation map, as they want to see elevation in relationship to geographical features such as rivers, forests, and canyons.

The Chinese Government’s Answer to Google Maps

The Chinese Government's Answer to Google Maps

At long last, geographers, cartographers, travelers and businesses can finally explore the world as it was meant to be – using ‘Map World’, the Chinese government’s answer to Google Maps.