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.
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)
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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