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Mapping the Unknown

Where’s the most remote place you can reach on the planet?  And how could you get there?  How about a Tiger reserve in Assam, and you get there by forging rivers on Elephant back…

John Blashford-Snell and Col Mike Reynolds

John Blashford-Snell and Col Mike Reynolds

Cue the nation’s most highly respected explorer, John Blashford-Snell and the contingent from the Scientific Exploration Society delivering aid and support to the remote Manas national park.  When John looked at mapping the unknown he turned to us.

“…the Splashmap enabled us to navigate by map in a torrential downpour on an elephant. A paper map would have dissolved! Afterwards we dried the Splashmap in the sun and put it away in my pocket! A great asset.”

Our map came directly from our International Map engine and was set-up by John himself to capture the 280 square kilometer region leading to the foothills of the Himalaya. The UTM grid was an enormous help in navigation against the features on the map provided by the Space Shuttle mission and OpenStreetMap content.

Challenge us with your most remote place.  We’ll make it.  No trouble 😉

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