Check out this fun interactive map!
We all know where we live, where historical monuments are, where our places of business are. Knowing the location of your whereabouts is reassuring. But imagine your location 750 million years ago. Would Mumbai be still at the same place where it is? Did it move? Did it exist 750 million years ago at all?
Well, you can find it out with an interactive map designed by a California paleontologist Ian Webster. The map allows people to see how far their hometowns have moved over 750 million years of continental drift.
The online map features a range of tools that also make it easy to discover more about the Earth, such as where the first reptiles lived or when the first flower bloomed.
Here, have a look and enjoy: https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#240
Webster’s map visualization lets users enter their location and then plugs that location into plate tectonic models. The result is that users can see where towns and cities were located hundreds of millions of years ago.