Tematangi Atoll FP (Repost)
Tematangi (Tematagi) (21˚40'S., 140˚37'W.) is the farthest W of the dependencies of Iles Gambier. The atoll is about 7 miles in extent. The sea breaks violently on some coral blocks on the NW side. Landing is fairly easy and safe a few hundred meters N of the SW point of the atoll; there is no pass into the lagoon.
A rocky spit, with a depth of 3m, extends about 1.5 miles SE from the SE extremity of the atoll. (SD Pub 126)
This map took about 4-hours to complete. I digitize small sections of the image, upload into Marplot, process and save. Each small section (this map was made up of about 6-sections) is complete when finished processing. The final layers are the various reefs. I am trying something new by posting my images into my Flickr account. If you want a copy of the images I use, you can download them from Flickr.
I did want you to see an image of Tematangi Atoll used in Google Earth. For whatever reason they have a lousy set of images for many ocean islands. Specifically, most of the islands in French Polynesia and the Marquesas look like the above image. I guess they haven't gotten around to downloading the free images at NASA Applied Sciences Directorate.