Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Poles of Inaccessibility

A Pole of Inaccessibility is the most distant point from the coastline. This Esri Story Map has mapped out the exact locations of the Poles of Inaccessibility on every continental landmass.

The map of each continent includes contour lines showing various distances from the coast, the continental centroid and the pole of inaccessibility. The point of inaccessibility for each continent was calculated as the center of the Largest Inscribed Circle. The radius of the Largest Inscribed Circle represents the distance to the sea.

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