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!

Pinaki Atoll FP

Pinaki Atoll - Landsat Image S-07-15_2000 (1-15,625)

Pinaki Atoll - Landsat Image S-07-15_2000 (1-15,625)

Pinaki Atoll - Shuttle Image ISS-004-E-12986 (1-15,625)

Pinaki Atoll - Shuttle Image ISS-004-E-12986 (1-15,625)

Pinaki Atoll - Marplot Map (1-15,625)

Pinaki Atoll - Marplot Map (1-15,625)

POL - Pinaki Atoll

Pinaki Atoll, according to various sources, is uninhabited. It is visited on occassions by villagers from Nukutavake Island 14-kms to the NW.

My original post containing the Landsat image, which I had used as base imagery, and my Marplot map. At the time, the map was solid at depicting features that were derived from the Landsat image.

Since those early efforts I have discovered other sources of base imagery. Most often, I will use Google Earth imagery. It is typically 1-meter imagery. I will also use Shuttle imagery. Although, it is typically very high quality. However, you have to align and occassionally stretch and skew the imagery.

I used a Shuttle image for my base imagery. I was able to georectify it using four ground control points. The map I was able to produce corrects many Landsat imprecisions.

I typically keep my single island posts simple - orientation map, image and map. This time I am going to include a Flickr slideshow. The Smithsonian has a large collection of archived photos and reports. One of these series of photos are of Pinaki Atoll. They were taken by Charles Townsend Haskins in 1900.

Pinaki Atoll FP - From a 1900 Exploration Trip

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