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Earth Mapping


Virtual Earth

Planet Citizens Mapping Planet Earth



Digital maps are making quantum leaps in quality and utility ...

Type NAVD into Google

NOAA provides a baseline reference tool, 'Datums and Reference Frames', Monitor sea-level change with dynamic mapping.

A geodetic datum or reference frame is an abstract coordinate system with a reference surface (such as sea level) that serves to provide known locations to begin surveys and create maps.

NOAA and NASA Begin Sea Level Rise Project


How Facebook, Apple and Microsoft are contributing to an openly licensed map of the world

Collaborating in the open to build an openly licensed map of the world: OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap has grown into one of the most successful collaboratively maintained open datasets in the world. Today, contributors to the maps include not just local mappers, but also a diverse mix of commercial organisations, non-governmental organisations, humanitarian organisations and also large commercial organisations.

The Microsoft Open Maps team has recently released open data on building footprints in the US. Microsoft was among the first to release satellite imagery for use by OpenStreetMap and the images are now integrated into the default editor. It also has a community of mappers directly contributing to OpenStreetMap in Australia.

Apple has an internal volunteer programme that has around 5,000 staff contributing to Missing Maps, they’ve released building data for France and Denmark, and are engaged with data improvement projects around the world.

Facebook is exploring how artificial intelligence-assisted tracing can help to improve the quality of OpenStreetMap data in Thailand.

DigitalGlobe has made its satellite imagery available under a licence that will allow it to be used by the OpenStreetMap community to improve their mapping efforts.

Telenav launched OpenStreetCam to help collect openly-licensed street imagery and has now released open data and code to explore how machine learning can enable the images to be used to improve OpenStreetMap with stop signs and turn directions.

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Visit Your Country and 200 Other Countries/Territories


Maps to Guide You

Google Maps

Google Earth

Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Outreach

Microsoft Bing Maps



Global Map Projector / GISS

Mapquest (US)

Maps Open Source

Open Street Map

Ultimate Maps Downloader

U.S. Nearmap Aerial Imagery

'World Atlas (iOS)


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Available Satellite Imagery - Planet Citizen Navigation (circa 2022)


Google Earth

Bing Maps Aerial

Mapbox Satellite Live

HERE WeGo - Map View / Satellite

Zoom Earth




Hexagon Geospatial

Vexcel Imaging



Planet | Planet API



GIS | Geographic Information System Mapping Technology - Esri

GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context.

Hundreds of thousands of organizations in virtually every field are using GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems around the world. This is changing the way the world works.


GPS: The Global Positioning System

A global public service of the U.S. government

The first GPS satellite, Navstar 1, was launched in 1978.

Watch the story of GPS origins, open-use changes to enable global applications, and ongoing funding and operations ...

More re: GPS:


Global Mapper

GPS TrackMaker

TopoQuest - US/Canada


Global Ecological Land Units


Where Are You?

Where Are You? Pictures of Us from the International Space Station

What Are Your 'Coordinates', the Space Station Will Send You a Photo -- Pictures from ISS


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Landsat data users handbook


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Global Forest Watch


Global Fishing Watch



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