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11 Places on Earth That Still Are Unmapped

Reader's Digest Logo By Lela Nargi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: The thought of unmapped regions of the globe can send tremors of excitement through the hearts of adventurers. But figuring out the topography of remote or even forgotten regions has important consequences. Namely, it can give us a clearer understanding of the world's populations, what their needs are, and support organizations in assisting those in need—for example, those providing disaster assistance. Wondering where some of these places are? The crowdsourced Missing Maps Project has mapped over 1 million kilometers of roads and almost 44 million buildings. But there's so much that's still unchartered. Before scrolling on to see the most isolated regions of the world, learn about the 30 world geography mistakes everyone always makes.

Charting the unknown

The thought of unmapped regions of the globe can send tremors of excitement through the hearts of adventurers. But figuring out the topography of remote or even forgotten regions has important consequences. Namely, it can give us a clearer understanding of the world's populations, what their needs are, and support organizations in assisting those in need—for example, those providing disaster assistance. Wondering where some of these places are? The crowdsourced Missing Maps Project has mapped over 1 million kilometers of roads and almost 44 million buildings. But there's so much that's still unchartered. Before scrolling on to see the most isolated regions of the world, learn about the 30 world geography mistakes everyone always makes.

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