Antipodal Maps

For these maps a region of the northern hemisphere is superimposed with the corresponding antipodal area.  The antipodal area is that part of the southern hemisphere that is the exact opposite side of the world.  For example, in the North American map Hawai'i and Botswana are positioned on top of each other.  This means that Hawai'i and Botswana are exactly opposite to each other on the globe.  In other words, there is no place on earth that is further away from Hawai'i than Botswana.

To find the part of the world that is furthest away from your current position, find yourself on one of the antipodal maps.  The superimposed antinodal area that is on top of where you are now is the furthest point point of the globe from you.  If there is no antipodal land situated on top of where you are now, the piece of antipodal land that is closest to your present position on the antipodal map is the piece of land that is furthest away from you.  For example, on the antipodal map of North America, the closest antipodal land to Florida is that bit of Australia by Perth.  This means that the piece of land that is furthest away from Florida is Perth.

On these maps, all of the northern hemisphere areas are labelled with black writing, and the antipodal areas are labelled in purple.  Because of the way we measure direction, in the antipodal part of the map east is east, and west is west, but north and south are reversed.

Antipodal maps
North American antipodes
Western Canada antipodes
Southern Alberta antipodes
Central Saskachewan antipodes

Antipodal zones of western Canada:  A map with colour coded zones that tell you exactly where the furthest point of land from you is, without you having to eyeball it.  In this map, whatever antipodal zone you are in is the furthest point of land away from you.

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North America antipodal map

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Western Canada antipodal map
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Southern Alberta antipodal map


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Central Saskachewan antipodal map

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Antipodal zones of western Canada


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