Google marks Turkey’s Çorum as center of the Earth

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Google Maps has delighted many in Turkey by marking the Central Anatolian province of Çorum as the geographical center of the surface of the earth.

The search engine company stated that the geographical center of all land surfaces on earth was 40°52′N 34°34′E, located in a rural part of Çorum, Anadolu Agency reported on June 15.Çorum had also theoretically been marked as the center of the earth in previous calculations.

According to calculations made by the physicist Andrew J. Woods in 1973 in San Diego, the geographical center of the earth was marked as 150 kilometers southeast of the Turkish capital Ankara.

A new calculation made via a global digital surface model by Holger Isenberg in 2003 adjusted the center and marked Çorum province as the world’s geographical center.

June/15/2016

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