Interactive Map of the World
Ever wondered where Antananarivo is? Search this world map to pinpoint it on the globe. (Bonus points if you knew it was the capital city of Madagascar).
This map is called a Mercator Projection, which means it is presented as if the 3D globe is stretched out as you move towards the top and bottom of the map to make it fit on a rectangular map. The effect is that Antactica (in the south) and Greenland (in the north) look much wider and larger than they actually are in reality. For a more accurate 3D globe effect on your computer try Google Earth.
Click on the "Sat" button to see a photographic map of the world from satellite photos. You can zoom in to see geographical features around the world like rivers, snowfields, lakes, beaches and islands, and also man-made features on the map like bridges, cities, buildings or even your own house.