Do you want t know where exactly the “middle of nowhere” is? We often joke about it, but now we know precisely where the middle of nowhere is. U.S Only though…

Visual Statistix created this wonderful map that actually pinpoints where the middle of nowhere is by both land and air. For the land map (which is above), Visual Statistix analyzed where all the major roads were (interstate routes, highways, large roads, etc.). The air map was made with all the airports in the US. Visual Statistix explains the process:

The GIS measures the Euclidean distance within the map projection from every cell, as defined by the raster resolution (~500 meters), to the closest feature in the shapefile (database). The resulting maps have been scaled to show when you are close to a feature (somewhere) in blue, and when you are far away (nowhere) in red.

Where is "The middle of nowhere?"

Where is “The middle of nowhere?”


Remote locations in nature seem to be the “middle of nowhere”. Have a look at some of these spots.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon


Idaho's National Forest

Idaho’s National Forest