Tunnel to the Other Side of the Earth
Have you ever wondered which part of the other side of the earth is directly below you? Find out using this map tunnelling tool.
Map Tunnelling Tool
|Map 1||Map 2|
|Nearest Country :||Nearest Country :|
Unlink Zoom between Map 1 and Map 2
How to use the Map Tunnelling Tool
Drag map 1 or 2 by clicking and holding the map as you move it. When you let go and finish dragging the map the other map will then show you where about's on the earth the far end of the imaginary tunnel will be. In effect it will show you what is at the other side of the earth.
To make things easier, you can also zoom the map in and out.
You can adjust the height of the map by using the small, medium and large buttons.
You can also change the map view using the Map, Satellite and Hybrid buttons. This works independently for each map.
This is a Antipodes Map. An antipode of a point on the earth is the region on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to that point. The two points which are antipodal to one another are considered to be connected by a straight line or tunnel through the centre of the Earth.
- 9th March 2014 - Update to fix bug with crosshairs not appearing on the exact centre of the map
- 11th November 2013 - Implemented Google Maps API V3
- 21st September 2009 - Removed border around maps for better fit
- 14th January 2009 - Added Unlink Zoom option
- 22nd October 2008 - Added dual control so both maps can be the "driver" and the "passenger". The nearest country also now displays for both maps
- 22nd July 2008 - Latitude and longitude for the centre of each map is now shown. Nearest Country displayed
- 29th November 2007 - Crosshairs added to each map
- 20th September 2007 - Map 2 now starts in the correct place instead of the same location as map 1 until map 1 is moved
- 16th September 2007 - Page Created
Ideas and improvements that are due to be implemented in the future. If you think of any ways of improving this tunnelling tool or spot any bugs, then please get in touch.
- Measure distance between the two points in question to discover the length of the tunnel (request by Baker)
- KML download for each of the two points for use in Google Earth
Previous Comments For This Page
Robbie, fair comment. After investigation I found the GIF for the crosshais was not being diplayed on the exact centre of the map, which lead to this effect. The crosshairs is now offset so that appears on the centre.
By Free Map Tools on 09/03/2014
I disagree with this tunneling tool. If the equator is 0, I would expect the crosshair on the equator in Map 1 as well the crosshair being on the equator in Map 2. That's not what I'm seeing.
By Robbie on 09/03/2014
Darn, from Copenhagen I'll end up between the Southern Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean, relatively close to New Zealand.
By F on 02/03/2014
Right smack in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. From Brisbane, Australia :D
By Spacegod87 on 16/01/2014
Ha, I was so close. My daughter said I had to stop saying I could see Chinese people through some of our potholes around here. (She said %u201Cthat%u2019s not nice to stereotype%u201D.) So I changed to Australians after visualizing the globe. We're a bit west of the Aussie coast tunneling from Northern Kentucky,USA. Now, I'll have to say a shark to be more accurate. This is fun, thanks for the tunnel. (And watch out for those deep shark-holes, they%u2019ll tear up your car.)
By DMo on 10/01/2014
Neat, interesting that the poles and equator don't match up?
By Ted McCutcheon, Frederick, MD on 29/12/2013
there is a movie on NETFLIX called Vivan las Antipodes , that shows several pairs of land.
Very highly recommended!
By anneke on 29/12/2013
New something like this would exist! I always thought about this. The opposite side of the world to me is a spot in national park that happens to be several times bigger than the entire country i live in hahaha
By Amar on 05/12/2013
From Hawaii/Maui, we end up in Botswana. Very interesting! Aloha from the 50th state!
By Kai on 02/12/2013
Hmm.. No where in the USA could I dig a tunnel through the earth to China. What do you know.
By mr. :) on 14/10/2013
Weird. When you look at the French Southern Islands near Antarctic and looks like a permanent glacier, the exact opposite side of the world is Southern Alberta which is pretty toasty most times of the year.
This weekend we are making the worlds first antipodal skydive!
By Mike on 20/09/2013
mep ki kore downlode kora jay
By prince ahmed milad on 04/09/2013
@algaeholics England would not get flooded by the Indian Ocean. The center of the earth has no gravity, the ocean flood the center of the earth.
it'd be nice to be able to get a link to the resulting map on google maps. i can fabricate themselves 'cause you provide lat long coordinates, but that's a bit cumbersome. it'd be nice if the link was just there.
By Mark Smith on 14/07/2013
Found this on definition of antipodes in Wikipedia. I'm in the ocean... Like most of us I see... Hi from California... USA over there fishing in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar! FWD: together, less than 4% of land is antipodal to land. The largest antipodal land masses are the Malay Archipelago, antipodal to the Amazon Basin and adjoining Andean ranges; east China and Mongolia, antipodal to Chile and Argentina; and Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, antipodal to East Antarctica.
By Carol in CA on 05/07/2013
How long would it take?
what if there was a 3rd window that let you show a "ghosted" image of where you were tunneling from overlaid on where you were tunneling to (but only for the more zoomed out maps)? I have noticed that the continental US comes out in the Indian Ocean, but that the nothernmost part of Alaska comes out in antarctica and Hawaii near souther africa.
By chris h on 25/06/2013
I'd really like to be able to choose a point on this map and then share the link direct to this site for my chosen location on the map. Any chance of an update for that?
By Wig on 13/06/2013
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