The distance across the United States, from Florida to Washington, is 2,802 miles. This is the longest straight line distance across the United States.Know More
The straight line begins in Jupiter, Florida, at the coordinates 80 degrees 4' 29" west and 26 degrees 57' 11" north. The straight line ends in Ocean Creek, Washington, at the coordinates 124 degrees 41' 38" west and 48 degrees 21' 44" north. Mark Nandor was the first person to find the longest straight line in the United States using a gnomonic projection.
If someone wanted to travel this straight line distance of 2,802 miles across the United States then he would actually have to travel 3,431 miles. This is because there would be a 200 to 600 foot hike at both ends of the United States to get from the ocean to the roads. This is also because although a straight line on a sphere can be mapped out online or on a map, there is not a straight line road that runs from Florida to Washington. The person driving, biking or walking would need to take roads that veered slightly off path from time to time. However, a person might be able to fly the distance in a straight line with the proper resources.Learn more about Maps & Cartography
Small-scale, printable maps of the United States can be found on the U.S. Geological Survey's website, as part of the National Map initiative. These maps are taken from the 1997-2014 edition of the National Atlas and are available in PDF format. Visitors need Adobe Reader to view or print files.Full Answer >
The 50 states that comprise the United States are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Full Answer >
Maps of the United States are available from both MapQuest.com and MapsofWorld.com. Both maps show all 50 U.S. states, in addition to major cities and towns, topographical features, bodies of water, national parks and attractions. Both websites also have more detailed maps of individual U.S. states and territories.Full Answer >
Various kinds of maps of the United States and Canada are available in printed world and North America atlases and on Internet atlases. The printed Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally and WorldAtlas.com provide ready-made maps while websites such as MapMaker.Education.NationalGeographic.com allow the user to edit the map.Full Answer >