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INTERNATIONAL

MAP DAY

 

 

The thirst to explore, go beyond common boundaries, to push the envelope; this is the essence of Amelia Earhart, whom we celebrate for this year’s “Explorer of the Year” on International Map Day. We recognize that Amelia’s efforts led to her demise… sometimes that is what it takes to move humanity forward; the ultimate sacrifice in the search for your goal.
 
JOHN GLANVILLE, MAPS.COM CEO

Maps.com is celebrating the second annual International Map Day by honoring, aviation trailblazer and role model, Amelia Earhart. Famously quoted as saying “adventure is worthwhile in itself”, she is an inspiration for explorers today.

We celebrate the spirit of exploration in our past to inspire new discoveries in the present. Commemorating the birthdate of the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe, Ferdinand Magellan, International Map Day is celebrated on February 3rd.


 

EXPLORATION & ADVENTURE
THE LEGACY OF AMELIA EARHART

 

EXPLORATION & ADVENTURE
THE LEGACY OF
AMELIA EARHART

Expanding our world view of what is possible, Amelia Earhart was the first woman, and the second person ever, to fly solo across the Atlantic. In 1937, she also became the first person in history to fly from the Red Sea to India, as she attempted to circumnavigate the world around the equator. Click on the picture below to access the Interactive Map of Earhart’s Flight. (click to view)

 

EDUCATORS! Free Classroom Materials!
EARHART LESSON MAP

 


 

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MAP DAY WITH US!
 

 

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MAP DAY WITH US!
 

Each year we offer great freebies to help you celebrate maps at home and in the classroom!

Today, Portuguese sailor and navigator Ferdinand Magellan is considered to be the first person to circle, or circumnavigate, Earth. His voyage brought the world its first complete around-the-world map!
Interactive Story Map of Magellan’s Journey

 

EDUCATORS! Free Classroom Materials!
MAGELLAN LESSON MAP

 


MAGELLAN’S JOURNEY

 

 

A customizable, full-size version of this map is also available for purchase. Perfect for display in your home or as a gift to a loved one.

EARHART'S MAPS

 

 

A customizable, full-size version of this map is also available for purchase. Perfect for display in your home or as a gift to a loved one.

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