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.
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.
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
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.
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.