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!

North Sentinel Island IN - The Most Isolated People and They Like It That Way

North Sentinel Island - Landsat ETM+ Image Pre-2004 From Google Earth (1-62,500)

North Sentinel Island - Landsat ETM+ Image Circa 2000 From Google Earth (1:62,500)

North Sentinel Island - ESA Image 2004 (1-62,500)

North Sentinel Island - ESA Image 2005 (1-62,500)

Let's begin this post with a discussion of my two base images. The first one is a modified Landsat ETM+ extracted from Google Earth. I have the Landsat ETM+ image found on N-46-10_2000 and used it for one of the vegetation layers found on my completed map. However the shoreline, sand beach and forest was extracted from the Google Earth image. Both of the above images were georectified to my N-46-10_2000 image. The Landsat image is circa 2000. The ESA image was taken following the devestating December 2004 earthquake and tsunami. The offshore reefs underwater in the circa 2000 image are uplifted. They were raised as a direct result of the 9.0 earthquake. The island was also hit by the series of tsunamis that created such death and destruction throughout the region.

North Sentinel Island - EEVS Map (1-62,500)

North Sentinel Island - EEVS Map (1:62,500)

My map displays both shorelines of North Sentinel Island. The enlarged beaches and submerged reefs are parts of the new shoreline. The island proper was mapped at scales between 1:12,500 to 1:6,250. The new shoreline and raised reefs were mapped at a scale of 1:50,000. The map is a nice effort. It looks good and reflects the effects of December 2004.

Sentineli ShootIng Arrow at Helicopter

Sentineli Man ShootIng Arrow at Helicopter

I want to say a few things about a group of people that call North Sentinel Island home. They have called it home for about 60,000 years. They are a remnant of the original "out-of-Africa" movement around 100,000 years ago. Follow this link to the Andaman Association and their fascinating site about the Lonely Islands (Andaman Islands). George Weber has gathered information about the inhabitants of the Andamans and specifically the people inhabiting North Sentinel. This group wants nothing to do with the outside world. The population estimate is about 250 individuals. The picture, taken from the Andaman Association website shows the Sentineli's defiant attitude. After the December 2004 earthquake and tsunamis, the Indian government sent a group of concerned scientists to North Sentinel to check on the well-being of the inhabitants. The heli was greeted by the lone man attempting to shoot the big bothersome machine out of the sky. The Sentinelis are doing just fine and they could care less about the world and all of its mysteries. I hope they are able to survive, if only to remind us of that different way we all once worked with nature which is so different from our attempts to mold and control nature today.

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Very interesting project!

The google map now a days really helps a lot. Even I myself use it whenever i travel in a particular place that I've never been before.

Wow that looks interesting. I also hope that the Sentinel Island will be able to maintain it's isolation from the rest of the world. May their culture live forever.

it would be interesting to get a dna study on them, and guys try not to bring disease to them in those coconut giving trips.

A description (including photos) of the helicopter rescue of the crew from the Primrose can be found at:
http://www.eternalidol.com/?p=8593

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Very interesting project!

By Blogger Chazplanet, at 2/04/2010 02:21:00 PM  

The google map now a days really helps a lot. Even I myself use it whenever i travel in a particular place that I've never been before.

By Anonymous Cody, at 2/20/2012 07:24:00 AM  

Wow that looks interesting. I also hope that the Sentinel Island will be able to maintain it's isolation from the rest of the world. May their culture live forever.

By Anonymous crown lanta, at 3/28/2012 02:12:00 AM  

it would be interesting to get a dna study on them, and guys try not to bring disease to them in those coconut giving trips.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/02/2013 02:13:00 PM  

A description (including photos) of the helicopter rescue of the crew from the Primrose can be found at:
http://www.eternalidol.com/?p=8593

By Blogger Unknown, at 10/05/2013 09:48:00 AM  

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