poles of inaccessibility

What is a Pole of Inaccessibility?

World map of distance to the coastline with contours every 250 km. Small circles indicate poles of inaccessibility. Source: Garcia-Castellanos & Lombardo, 2007

A pole of inaccessibility is a geographical point that represents the most remote place to reach in a given area, often based on distance from the nearest coastline. A geographic concept, the location of a pole of inaccessibility is not necessary an actual physical feature.  It is subject to a variety […]