I Want a Water Pollution Map

I Want a Water Pollution Map
I am going to Koh SiChang today, an Island about 4 hour from Bangkok. Jeroen tells me he saw a map that shows the Gulf of Thailand as being one of the most polluted waters on the planet.

I keep thinking this would qualify as a WayFinding Map.

Eric has created some great maps and is the brains of this idea. I collected a couple and the number of maps to help find the way is growing.

Hobo WavFinding Maps

Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road Area
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---

In the way Jeroen said, Koh Tao and Koh SiChang are both in one of the worst places to dive on the planet for pollution.

I went to Koh Tao, kept trying to see the bottom of the ocean below the boat. I was in Belize, and I truly love looking at the bottom of the ocean. I have never been able to see the bottom of the ocean in Thailand, therefore have no desire to snorkle in Thailand. Jeroen says the true diver go to the Simian or Andaman areas.

On the other hand, in a way though Tourist and Travelers come to Thailand to see the crap of life, so not easy to say, do not go see crap. I will leave Thailand soon to stop seeing crap.

I Want a Water Pollution Map


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I've been looking for a complete data set to build a water pollution map from. So far, it's not been easy to find for free. I'm sure it's out there somewhere. I'm assuming you want a "fresh water pollution map" as it would relate more to a traveler in the form of "drinking tap water considerations". Is this right?

I ask because you do mention the Gulf of Thailand, which may mean that we want all the salt water included as well. That would be a bit of customization, and beyond just countries as we'd have to define where the divisions are for salt water bodies.

What I have found is one good data set but it didn't include enough countries to be of much use for this project. Others I found are related but not specific enough information to be of much use. I'm looking to find a set of at least 150 countries in the sample.

Also found several premade maps as go-by's that are related yet not quite what I need.

Making the maps is the easy part. The research and/or finding the documented research is the real task.


I think I am thinking about beach life and where are oceans a problem.

Drinking water is always a problem also.

The map would seem to work for both problem, drinking and finding nice islands.


There may need to be a few new areas to point out here in the US for that map as well...http://www.waterpollutionlawyers.com/
It looks like we are designing new ways to pollute our own resources.

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