A new Easter Island map has been unveiled, which shows the island’s northernmost coastline as a circle of sand.
The map, created by the Australian Geographic Society, is the first map of the archipelago created since it was discovered in 2009.
The new map has also revealed that the island has a population of less than 10,000, while the previous map, which included the most recent survey results, had a population higher than 30,000.
“Easter is the best-known and most accessible of the world’s ‘easter islands’,” Geographical Society head of map design Mark Fergusson said.
“Its location and abundance of unique biodiversity make it a perfect destination for explorers and geographers alike.”
The new Easter island map was created by Australian Geographic society in collaboration with the University of Canterbury, the Queensland Museum and the University, of Queensland.
It is part of a project called “Easter island: a new map”.
In a release, Geographical society said the new map was a significant development for the island.
“It provides a new perspective on how Easter Island was discovered, and the complex geological history of the island since,” the release said.
Geographic society is also calling for the public to help it map the new island, using Google Earth, the Geographic Atlas and other tools.
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