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Mapleview, Minnesota

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The location of Mapleview

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mapleview.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mapleview, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mapleview and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mapleview and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Mapleview. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mapleview.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Mower County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Mower County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mapleview is near Freeborn County and also Steele County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Freeborn County

Sighting report for Steele County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Mapleview.

How Far From Mapleview to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Mapleview to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mapleview and extending to:

  • Austin [Map], which is the Seat of Mower County, lies just to the South.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Mapleview to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,933 miles [7,938.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mapleview ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Mapleview.

While the name Mapleview is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Mapleview   [Map]

Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Knox County

Our profile page for Mapleview, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mapleview ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Andyville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Mapleview   [Map]

Corning   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hollandale Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Maple Island   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mayville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Moscow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Muckland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Rose Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sargeant   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Twin Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mapleview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mower County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mapleview) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mapleview. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mapleview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mapleview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6899, Longitude: -92.9742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mapleview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mapleview to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.083 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.744 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.818 degrees.

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