Exclusive Economic Zones in Google Earth

Exclusive Economic Zones in Google EarthHave you ever wondered which country owns which islands in the crowded South Pacific, Caribbean, or Mediterranean, or an isolated island in another ocean? And how much ocean territory they each control? Well, ‘PriceCollins’ has posted your answer at the Google Earth Community. He has taken GIS data on the Exclusive Economic Zones of each country of the world (these are the regions extending from the shoreline of each country – up to 200 nautical miles – which provide exploration and exploitation of water and subterranean resources (e.g., fishing, oil, etc.). See Wikipedia for more detail. PriceCollins has provided some instructions, explanations, tips and screenshots in his posts.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Sangjong Park says:

    I appreciate you and ‘Price Collins’ for valuable EEZ file. It helped me a lot.

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