The above map shows some of my completed island mapping projects. Each icon contains the name of the primary island associated with the project and a link to the post. Once all of my projects are posted, the map will be covered with icons. To productively use the map, zoom into a region of interest. Then select an icon.

Each of my maps is constructed of numerous layers of information. All of the layers are vector files. I will make these files available upon request. You are free to use them with certain restrictions - 1) Don't sell them. You can use them on research projects, post them to your website or things of that nature. If you aren't sure about the use of my maps, drop me a line and we can discuss your idea. 2) Give me credit when you use my vectors or images of my maps. Credit them to Peter Minton @ EVS-Islands

If I have the island vector file(s) and based upon your need, I will make them available. Images of my maps are yours to download and use, with the above restrictions applicable. Enjoy!

Kuei-shan Tao TW

Kuei-shan Tao - Image

Kuei-shan Tao - Landsat Image (N-51-20_2000)

Kuei-shan Tao - Map

Kuei-shan Tao - Map

IOL - Kuei-shan Tao TW

Kuei-shan Tao lies off of the eastern coast of Taiwan. It is also known as Turtle Island. A brief scan of the internet lists the island as a volcano.

Kuei-shan Tao (24°51'N., 121°57'E.), about 10 miles SSW of San-tiao Chiao, is a steep-to, precipitous volcanic island having a group of sunken pinnacle rocks about 2 miles to the SW. White vapor rises from the S shore. Sulfur, rising from the ocean floor, discolors the water to the S of the W extremity of the island.

From N and S the island resembles a tortoise with the pointed summit at its E point resembling the head and a pebble bank extending W from the W end of the island resembling the tail. A light is shown from the W side of the island.

Vessels anchor, in depths of less than 20m, sand, in a position about 0.3 mile off a small village at the head of a small bay on the NW side of the island. A prohibited anchorage, best seen on the chart, surrounds Kuei-shan Tao.

TURTLE ISLAND "This small, solitary island located about 10 kilometers off the coast of Toucheng in Yilan County has volcanic terrain that, from certain angles, looks like a turtle floating in the sea. Among the features of the island are high cliffs, steaming fumaroles, welling underwater hot springs, mountain peaks, sea-eroded caves, a lake, and unique cliff vegetation, as well as rich marine ecological resources. It is a perfect place to study volcanic terrain and the natural ecology."

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