Google marks Turkey’s Çorum as center of the Earth
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.
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.