Outline Map of Orkney Islands

Shaded Relief Location Map of Orkney Islands

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The shaded relief location map represents one of several map types available. Look at Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom from different perspectives.

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Maphill is a collection of map images. This image combines a shaded relief map with the globe centered on Orkney Islands. Use the buttons under the image to switch to different map types.

Each map style has its advantages. No map type is the best. The best is that Maphill lets you look at the whole area of Orkney Islands from several different angles.

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Is there anything more than this map?

Sure there is. It has been said that Maphill maps are worth a thousand words. But you can experience much more when you visit Orkney Islands.

Orkney Islands represent just small part of Scotland, but still it has a lot to offer and a lot to see. It is not possible to capture all the beauty in the map.

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Learn more about the map styles

Each map type offers different information and each map style is designed for a different purpose. Read about the styles and map projection used in the above map (Shaded Relief Location Map of Orkney Islands).

Shaded relief map shows landscape features, such as mountains, valleys and plateaus. Flat areas are smooth on the map, areas with steep slopes and mountains appear more rough. The above map of Orkney Islands was created using a digital elevation model.

Zoom in to see major highways, railroads and airports. Railroad network is marked with wide dashed red and white line. Major highways are marked with wide white line. Switch to the detailed view for far more detailed navigation map with live traffic updates, GPS navigation and travel directions.

The location map of Orkney Islands combines two projections: the orthographic azimuthal projection for the globe and the simple geographic projection for the rectangular part of the map. Geographic projection has straight meridians and parallels, each degree of latitude and longitude is the same size over the entire world map.

The orthographic azimuthal projection is a perspective projection from infinite distance. It was already known to the Egyptians and Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It gives the appearance of the Earth viewed from outer space. Only one hemisphere can be viewed at a time. The globe centered on Orkney Islands appears more realistic than almost any other projection.

Facts

Administrative classification
administrative region (level 3)
Subregions
n/a
South
58° 40' 37" N
North
59° 23' 30" N
West
4° 25' 29" W
East
2° 22' 24" W
Minimal elevation
-207 m
Maximal elevation
474 m
Land/Water
coastal

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Shaded Relief Horizon Map of Orkney Islands

The Maphill difference

It's neither this shaded relief location map nor any other of the many millions of maps. The value of a map gallery is not determined by the number of pictures, but by the possibility to see the world from many different perspectives.

Technology

We unlock the value hidden in the geographic data. Thanks to automating the complex process of turning data into map graphics, we are able to create maps in higher quality, faster and cheaper than was possible before.

Forever free

We created Maphill to make the web a more beautiful place. Without you having to pay for it. Maphill maps are and will always be available for free.

Real Earth data

Do you think the maps are too beautiful not to be painted? No, this is not art. All location maps of Orkney Islands are created based on real Earth data. This is how the world looks like.

Easy to use

This map is available in a common image format. You can copy, print or embed the map very easily. Just like any other image.

Different perspectives

The value of Maphill lies in the possibility to look at the same area from several perspectives. Maphill presents the map of Orkney Islands in a wide variety of map types and styles.

Vector quality

We build each location map individually with regard to the characteristics of the map area and the chosen graphic style. Maps are assembled and kept in a high resolution vector format throughout the entire process of their creation.

Experience of discovering

Maphill maps will never be as detailed as Google maps or as precise as designed by professional cartographers. Our goal is different. We want to redefine the experience of discovering the world through the maps.

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