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map of the physical . The geography of the Philippines Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands. The largest of these islands is Luzon. The islands are volcanic in origin, being part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and are mostly mountainous. The highest point in the country is the peak of Mt. Apo in Mindanao, which is 2,954 m above sea level. Most of the islands used to be covered in tropical rainforests, however, due to illegal logging, the forest cover has been reduced to less than 10% of the total land area.
satellite image of the whole world in a , a very simple plate carrée projection map projection that has been in use since the earliest days of spherical cartography. The name is from the French for "flat and square". It is a special case of the equidistant cylindrical projection in which the horizontal coordinate is the longitude and the vertical coordinate is the latitude.
In English usage a
is a narrow fjord inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes, which results from marine inundation of a glaciated valley. Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level. The fractal coastline of eastern Greenland, seen here, has many fjords. At the bottom is the longest fjord in the world, Scoresby Sund.
satellite image of the , the world's largest Sahara hot desert and second largest desert after Antarctica at over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), almost as large as the United States. The Sahara is located in Northern Africa and is 2.5 million years old.
is the production of biological Primary production organic compounds from inorganic materials through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Organisms that can create biomass in this manner (notably plants) are known as primary producers, and form the basis of the food chain. In oceanography and limnology the primary producers in aquatic environments are phytoplankton utilizing energy from sunlight.
(1804–1806) was the first Lewis and Clark Expedition United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark|Second Lieutenant William Clark, of the US Army.
is the earliest detailed map of the carta marina Nordic countries. It took twelve years to finish and the first copies were printed in 1539 in Venice. Its existence had long been considered apocryphal, until a copy was discovered in Munich in 1886. The map is divided in 3×3 sheets with the dimension 55x40 cm (22x16 in), each made from a separate woodcut block. (Rome, 1555) is a much larger commentary on the map. Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus
A world map produced in
Amsterdam, 1689. Original size : 48.3 x 56.0 cm. Produced using copper engraving.
18th century hand-coloured engraved map of the
Iberian peninsula depicting various topographical features of the land, as published in Robert Wilkinson's General Atlas, circa 1794.
, the Antarctica continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole, is the coldest place on earth and is almost entirely covered by ice. Antarctica was discovered in late January 1820. Too cold and dry to support virtually any vascular plants, Antarctica's flora presently consists of around 250 lichens, 100 mosses, 25-30 liverworts, and around 700 terrestrial and aquatic algal species.
of the territorial evolution of the Animated map Confederate States of America, from first secession to end of Reconstruction.
animated image showing the , that is, the date when each U.S. states by date of statehood U.S. state joined the Union. Although the first 13 states can be considered to be members of the United States from the date of the Declaration of Independence, they are presented here as being "admitted" on the date each ratified the present United States Constitution. The secession of states to form the Confederacy is not addressed here.
animated image showing the , showing each change to the internal and external borders of territorial evolution of Mexico the country. The animation begins with the 1824 Constitution of Mexico and continues to the present-day configuration. Note that many of the borders of states and territories in northern Mexico remain unclear and minor border adjustments with the United States, including the several Rio Grande border disputes, are not shown.
of the topographic map Falkland Islands, an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 480 km (300 mi) off the coast of Argentina. They consist of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, together with about 700 smaller islands. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital and largest city. The islands are a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Claimed by Argentina.
showing the varying age of Cartographic relief depiction bedrock underlying North America. This image combines a geologic map and a shaded relief image. This combination reveals the geologic history of North America through the interrelation of rock type, topography and time. Regional surface processes as well as continent-scale tectonic events are exposed in the three dimensions of space and the fourth dimension, geologic time. From most recent to oldest, age is indicated by color: yellow, green, blue, red.
animated image showing the , that is, the dates when each territorial evolution of Canada province and territory were created. Since it was formed, Canada's external borders have changed six times, and it has grown from four provinces to ten provinces and three territories. It has only lost territory in the small border dispute with the Dominion of Newfoundland over Labrador, which joined Canada some time later.
map of in Network of National Highways India, including NHDP projects up to phase IIIB, which is due to be completed by December 2012. The National Highways are the main long-distance roadways and constitute a total of about 58,000 km (36,250 mi), of which 4,885 km (3,053 mi) are central-separated expressways. Highways in India are around 2% of the total road network in India, but carry nearly 40% of the total road traffic.
Map of the
, located 20 km (12.5 mi) southwest of Giza pyramid complex Cairo, Egypt. This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids, and most noticeably the Great Sphinx. The site has attracted visitors and tourists since classical antiquity, when these Old Kingdom monuments were already over 2,000 years old.
(206 BCE–220 CE) is considered one of the greatest periods in the entire Han Dynasty history of China. During this time, China officially became a Confucian state and prospered domestically. The ethnic majority of Chinese people are known today as Han Chinese, named after this dynasty.
(or Amerindian Languages) are spoken by Indigenous languages of the Americas indigenous peoples from the southern tip of South America to Alaska and Greenland, encompassing the land masses which constitute the Americas. These indigenous languages consist of dozens of distinct language families as well as many language isolates and unclassified languages.
Oceans cover almost three quarters (71%) of the surface of the Earth, and nearly half of the world's marine waters are over 3000 m deep. This global, interconnected body of salt water, called the World Ocean, is divided by the continents and archipelagos into the following five bodies, from the largest to the smallest: the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. Official boundaries are defined by the International Hydrographic Organization.
Senufo languages comprise ca. 15 languages spoken by the Senufo in the north of Côte d'Ivoire, the southeast of Mali and the southwest of Burkina Faso. An isolated language, Nafaanra, is also spoken in the northwest of Ghana.
Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. It is located on the west coast of India, in the region known as the Konkan. The state is divided into two districts: North Goa (purple shades) and South Goa (orange shades) and the districts are further divided into eleven talukas. Panaji is the state's capital, and Vasco-da-Gama (Vasco) its largest town.
Large map of
Manila, Philippines, showing major transportation routes and various points of interest in the city.
US Federal Government controls a 6,000 sq mi (16,000 km 2) tract of southern Nevada, including the Nellis Air Force Range and the Nevada Test Site. These contain the Yucca Mountain repository, the Tonopah Test Range, and the secret Area 51 facility.
Madrid metro is the large metro system serving Madrid, the capital of Spain. It is one of the largest metro systems in the world, despite Madrid having a population of only four million. The metro opened in 1919 under the direction of the Compañía de Metro Alfonso XIII. Metro stations served as air raid shelters during the Spanish Civil War.
This map shows the complex interplay of the
Multilevel streets in Chicago. Several major cities around the world have attempted to overcome problems with traffic density by building elevated or underground roadways. Chicago, Illinois goes one better with some triple-decker streets in an area of downtown beside the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
is purportedly a 15th century Vinland map , redrawn from a 13th century original. Drawn with black ink on animal skin, the map is the first known depiction of the Mappa Mundi North American coastline, created before Columbus' 1492 voyage.
Map of the cumulative tracks of all
tropical cyclones during the 1985–2005 time period. The Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line sees more tropical cyclones than any other basin, while there is almost no activity in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Equator.
French map of , Kamianets-Podilskyi Ukraine, depicting the city's old town neighborhood and castle, surrounded by the winding Smotrych River. It was originally part of Kievan Rus' and annexed into the First Polish Republic, but at the time of the map's creation, the city was part of the Ottoman Empire. It shortly returned to Poland and later became part of the Russian Empire with the Second Partition of Poland in 1793.
, a Gibraltar British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory shares a border with Spain to the north. Gibraltar has historically been an important base for the British Armed Forces and is the site of a Royal Navy base.
reached its greatest extent in the Ancient Egypt second millennium BC, during the New Kingdom. It stretched from the Nile Delta in the north as far south as Jebel Barkal at the Fourth Cataract of the Nile, in modern-day Sudan.
A map of
troop movements during the , leading up to the Waterloo Campaign Battle of Waterloo where Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Napoleon's Army of the North came up against a coalition army composed of forces from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Prussia, Hanover, Nassau, and Brunswick.
Olmec heartland. The yellow dots represent ancient habitation sites, while the red dots represent isolated artifact finds unassociated with any ancient town or village.
Yellowstone National Park, 1871. Created one year before the park was formed.
Mercator nautical chart of 1571, from Portuguese cartographer Fernão Vaz Dourado (c. 1520 – c.1580). It belongs to the so-called plane chart model, where observed latitudes and magnetic directions are plotted directly into the plane, with a constant scale, as if the Earth were a flat plane.
Ocean Currents and Sea Ice from Atlas of World Maps, a 1943 United States military map of world ocean currents and ice packs, as they were known at the time.
Ground troop movements during the (called "Operation Desert Storm" by the U.S. military) from February 24–28, 1991. Gulf War Coalition forces invaded Kuwait and Iraq to defeat and expel Iraqi forces.
A map of
near Arches National Park Moab, Utah, United States, detailing the location of many of the more well known natural arches, and many other physical features. The park is known for preserving over 2,000 arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. Since 1970, forty-three arches have toppled because of erosion.
A map of
, which covers the entirety of Antelope Island, an island in the southeastern portion of the Antelope Island State Park Great Salt Lake in the U.S. state of Utah. The park was established in 1981 as part of the Utah State Parks system. The island is accessible from either Syracuse via a 7-mile (11 km) causeway (to the northeast) or from Salt Lake City at the southern end.
Spanish relief map of and Acapulco Bay, Acapulco Mexico. During Spanish colonial times, Acapulco was a major port for ships carrying silks and spices gathered from the Asia-Pacific area.
, a 1576 Murerplan woodcut map of Zürich, Switzerland. The caption at the top reads, "The aspect and situation of the ancient and famous town of Zurich as it has been at this time drawn and etched by Jos Murer and by Christoph Froschauer printed for the glory of the nation AD 1576".
Topographical map of
Constantinople during the Byzantine period.
, the Waldseemüller wall map dated 1507, depicts the Universalis Cosmographia Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Ocean separating Asia from the Americas. There is only one surviving copy of the map, which was purchased by the Library of Congress in 2001 for $10 million.
Military offensives during the 2008 South Ossetia war.
Nautical chart by Portuguese cartographer Pedro Reinel (c. 1504), one of the first based on astronomical observations and to depict a scale of latitudes.
This manuscript map by
Union Army cartographer Robert Knox Sneden shows the area surrounding Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as the Confederate forces under Stonewall Jackson began their September 1862 assault.
U.S. Twelfth Army situation map for the Normandy landings, 2400 hours, 6 June 1944.
A period map of
Boston, Massachusetts from the beginning of the American Revolution depicting the most rebellious city from the standpoint of British tactical interests.
is believed to be the first printed Maris Pacifici map of the Pacific. It was published in Abraham Ortelius' 1589 , considered to be the first true modern Theatrum Orbis Terrarum atlas.
Figure of the heavenly bodies - An illustration of the Ptolemaic of the Universe by geocentric model Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho. Taken from his treatise Cosmographia, made in Paris, 1568.
A small partial map of the
. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two Internet IP addresses. This graph contains over 40,000 nodes, which represents about 2% of the Class C network address space.
Map shows the location of permanent
Antarctic research stations.
Turin Papyrus Map (about 1160 BC) is an ancient Egyptian map, generally considered the oldest surviving map of topographical interest from the ancient world. It was prepared for Ramesses IV's quarrying expedition to the Wadi Hammamat in the Eastern Desert
NASA World Wind, an open-source virtual globe with stars and advanced atmosphere & sunlight effects
Animation of tsunami caused by the earthquake showing how it radiated from the entire length of the 1,600 km (990 mi) rupture