Finding that one place you visited can be a challenge, but with this guide you’ll know exactly how to find it.
A blog about the difficulty of finding places on the world map.
I can relate to this problem. I have visited some places, but could not find them on the map.
This article is a must read for anyone who has lost their way on a map. It outlines some of the challenges that come with attaching a name to an area you have visited. It also provides easy solutions to finding places on the world map.
When you’re out exploring the world, you inevitably become fascinated by other places and want to come back for another visit. But when you return home, it can be a real challenge to find exactly where that place was on a map.
The maps below will help you find your way back to some of your favorite places around the world — no matter how long ago you visited them.
One of the best things about traveling is coming home and remembering the experiences you had in new, exotic places. One of the most frustrating things about traveling is trying to find those places on a standard map (or even Google Maps). The maps available today show basic geography and are great for navigation, but they don’t offer you much help in finding your way back to a place where you might want to visit again.
For example, I just returned from a trip to Thailand, and I wanted to see exactly where I stayed in Bangkok. The problem is that there are over 10 million people living in the city alone, and over 20 million living in the entire metropolitan area. I stayed at a small guesthouse on the outskirts of Chinatown called Chinatown Inn, but it turned out to be quite difficult to find again on Google Maps (it’s easy enough if you zoom in close enough).…
There are a few ways you can do this.…
Follow the steps below to pinpoint your location on a world map.
Step 1: Find your location’s country, state, and city. For example, let’s say you’re from Trenton, New Jersey. This would be your location in the United States: New Jersey > Mercer County > Trenton.
Step 2: Find your country, state, and city on a world map. Using the example above, place a red pin on the spot where New Jersey is located geographically (in this case, northeast of Virginia and north of Maryland).
Step 3: Use the ruler option on Google Maps to determine how far away you are from New York City (in this case, just over 100 miles).
Step 4: Use Google Maps to determine how far away you are from your destination city. If you need help with this step, see our previous post about using Google Maps for travel directions.
Step 5: Use the ruler option on Google Maps again if necessary to determine how far away you are from your destination country (in this case, about 700 miles).
Step 6: Place a red pin on the world map to mark the location of your destination city (if it’s not already there). Congratulations! You have now
I was searching for the location of an apartment I stayed at while on vacation two years ago. I couldn’t remember the name of the street. The only thing I knew was that it was in a small coastal town, and that it had a pharmacy across from it. Well, actually, I also knew that there was a hotel nearby with a pool, but I have no idea where that hotel was.
If you don’t know where you are on a map, it’s not very helpful to search for something nearby. You might as well search for the nearest city or country. To help narrow down your options, you need to know what direction you’re facing when you take a photo. That will help narrow things down considerably.
A compass is not essential; just find four landmarks in different directions and identify them on the map. That way, when you look at your photo, you can tell which direction is north or south.
Once you’ve identified what direction you’re looking in, then locate your landmarks on the map and see how far apart they are. If they’re close together, then your landmark is likely somewhere within a few miles of your photo location. If they’re more than 10-20 miles apart (depending on the terrain), then it’s probably