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
I would find the missing Malaysia flight if I dug across the globe.
By Jay on 09/07/2014
Easy to loose hours here! :D
I plan no tunnel since I'd end up close to Antarctica with Campbell Island and Pitt Island as closest strips of land.
BTW, has anybody found out which capitals line up best? I find Madrid and Wellington lining up pretty well. Quito and Kuala Lumpur being another candidate. :)
And to Pete in Bristol: Xi'an and Santiago is a good match for larger cities.
By jesper (Sweden) on 05/07/2014
Why don't you create a map that would show a tunnel between 2 cities that doesn't go through the center of the earth, just to see the shortest distance and direction between two points through tunneling
Like inserting a pin in a city, coming out in the other one on a globe
By JDK nyc on 27/05/2014
Best thing to do is see where Greenwich, London, home of GMT ends up.
By Alastair on 23/05/2014
Most all of Australia's and most all of North America's antipode position is in the drink. Who knew?
By Steve on 19/05/2014
North Atlantic in line and midway between Spain and Nth America. I would drain it and Tasmania would disappear.
By Peter on 19/05/2014
I live in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I'll end up in Brazil - Amazon rainforest if I dig a hola through earth. Lucky region named southeast asia that have land antipodes.
By Shah880509 on 18/05/2014
Right in the middle of the Indian Ocean between southern Africa and Australia. We live in Littleton, Colorado, USA.
By Sherry on 29/04/2014
It would be great if two big cities could line up,the closest i've got is Buenos Aires and Shanghai,Lima and Bangkok.
By Pete in Bristol,UK on 22/04/2014
I'd be almost in the Antarctic, south of New Zealand, to cold for me I'll stay where I am!
By Carol on 22/04/2014
Got great results once I worked out that the country has to be moved to the symbol, not the other way around. I'm in England and would tunnel out in the Indian Ocean, south of New Zealand! Great map, thank you!
By Susan Hartley on 21/04/2014
Que tipo de roupa preciso usar para me proteger das altas temperaturas no centro da Terra? heheheheh!!!!!
By Edward on 16/04/2014
It's pretty creepy that the (presumed) exact opposite point from me on the other side of the planet is nearly the same location where they believe Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down, in the Indian Ocean, about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia. (yikes)
By Robby on 25/03/2014
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
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