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Having made a scale of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the form of a satellite map, I thought that a similar scale was needed for ocean depths. So this map has samples of ocean depths that were determined in Google Earth™ that are coordinated by color and symbol that can be determined in a 2D map by color and texture. The intent is to provide you with the means to determine how deep any particular location in the ocean is and relate that to a distance on land on the National Mall in Washington, DC. If you activate the 3D Terrain (Water Mask) in the Base Globe menu and use the compass on the upper left you can rotate the map and raise the horizon to view the ocean depths in 3D.


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George Stiller, MyReadingMapped™

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