The Voyager 1 World Push Pin Map is an impressive map created from 4 satellite data feeds and over 4 billion points of data. This combination of data provides a spectacular visualization of Earth (naturally from space). Explore the world's terrain and landscape features as well as the oceanography. The map features traditional political references including the boundaries of all the nations and island nations. The map also features fascinating details of historical events and significant locations around the world.
About the Map: This map is named after the first spacecraft to reach interstellar space.
On the map, you can find the deepest point in the ocean, the tallest peaks on each continent, and follow the flows of the ocean currents. Explore the map to find over 100 special sites on the map (marked in blue/green) and learn about historical events around the world.
What's Included: 500 Map pins and pin case; Each map is individually made to order. We prepare the map with hanging hardware so it's ready to use and enjoy. The map is nicely packaged and shipped in a large box.
What is the difference between the maps?: Check out this outline of our world Map Comparisons.
Geographical Data: Our Voyager World Maps are a view of the natural Earth (without clouds). It is created using a combination of satellites and developed entirely using numbers, measurements, and GIS software.
We use the USGS LandSat satellite to visualize the landscape on land and NOAA's bathymetry data to visualize the elevation and topography of the sea floor. The famous Space Shuttle Radiometric Topographic Mission, SRTM Data, is used to gather the elevation height for the land. With the data, we applied a hill shade to visualize the shading effects (at 3 p.m. everywhere on Earth). This is most visible in the largest mountain regions around the world.