For those with access to Google Earth, you can now easily explore Book of Mormon geography with satellite views that have never before been so readily available.  You will need to have a newer computer with access to broadband Internet and download the Google Earth program from the Google web site.  To view selected locations of my proposed geography, zoom into the coordinates listed for each of the sites and you will be shown an actual or simulated view of the specific area.  These satellite shots are usually several years old, but that is of no consequence when studying Book of Mormon geography.  Unfortunately, most of Costa Rica and Central America is not available in high resolution, but you will still be able to get a good view down to about the square kilometer scale.   The coordinates are given as follows:  Latitude (parallel to the equator) followed by longitude (vertical from pole to pole); the first number is degrees, the second minutes, and the third seconds.  The easiest way to find these locations is to cut and paste the combined coordinates for each site into the search box in the upper left corner of the Google Earth page, click go, and you will be taken directly to the location.  You could also type in the numbers manually if you wish.  If done manually, they should be typed in just as listed below.   Google Earth will zoom in to the exact spot, at the highest resolution possible, so you will probably want to back out a bit to get a better view.  You can also use the angle feature to see a 360 degree side view of the topography of the specific area.  You are also able to exagerate the topography x2, or x3, which gives a greater definition of the area.  In addition, the program also shows the elevation of the spot under the pointer which is another tool for evaluating the topography. Most of these locations are only approximate (within a kilometer or so) so the exact coordinates may vary, but should be close enough for evaluation purposes.

For purposes of comparison, I have also included coordinates of sites in Mexico and Guatemala which have been proposed by John Sorenson in his theory on Book of Mormon geography, as well as selected other sites which have been suggested as possible Book of Mormon locations.

Open Costa Rica model tour.

Open Sorenson's Tehuantepec tour.

Open Hauck's Tehuantepec tour.

Open Priddis' South American tour.

Open comparison of narrow necks tour.

City, Land or

Geographical Feature

Costa Rica Model

John Sorenson

Tehuantepec Model

Narrow Neck of Land 11 18 47 N 85 48 46 W 17 18 13 N 94 33 58 W
City of Zarahemla 09 54 33 N 83 39 57 W 16 07 27 N 92 34 18 W
City and land of Nephi 08 47 53 N 82 41 20 W 14 38 55 N 90 35 44 W
Waters of Mormon 08 45 55 N 82 40 39 W 14 41 46 N 91 11 32 W
Land of First Inheritance 08 57 10 N 83 28 39 W 14 31 46 N 92 14 20 W
Amulon 09 27 52 N 82 30 35 W
Helam 09 33 24 N 82 56 55 W 15 42 47 N 91 00 41 W
Valley of Alma 09 42 47 N 82 59 17 W
City of Moroni 09 59 35 N 83 01 05 W 18 24 36 N 93 13 17 W
City of Nephihah 10 02 09 N 83 18 18 W 17 59 40 N 93 29 16 W
City of Manti 09 47 51 N 83 51 09 W 15 48 39 N 91 55 21 W
City of Gideon 09 51 00 N 83 36 39 W 16 14 35 N 92 07 26 W
City of Melek 09 58 37 N 84 09 14 W 16 08 14 N 93 06 52 W
Bountiful 10 12 40 N 83 47 03 W 18 11 22 N 94 08 52 W
City of Desolation 11 11 20 N 85 35 48 W 18 00 48 N 94 38 59 W
Area of Narrow Pass 11 13 36 N 85 36 38 W 17 59 40 N 94 54 04 W
City of Teancum 11 29 23 N 85 47 31 W 18 16 47 N 94 39 21 W
Bay of Hagoth 11 02 56 N 85 40 02 W 16 05 01 N 93 53 36 W
Narrow strip wilderness (begin) 09 50 21 N 83 05 06 W 18 24 08 N 93 07 31 W
Narrow strip wilderness (end) 09 34 56 N 84 13 49 W 14 30 54 N 92 12 16 W
Sidon River 09 52 59 N 83 38 45 W 16 27 14 N 92 45 20 W
Mulek 10 12 45 N 83 33 25 W 18 05 33 N 94 04 10 W
Ammonihah 10 05 14 N 84 28 12 W 16 55 26 N 93 48 15 W
South wilderness 09 24 35 N 83 24 45 W 18 09 20 N 91 25 56 W
Antiparah 09 54 17 N 84 20 46 W 15 23 10 N 92 12 16 W
Area of Land of Desolation 11 58 45 N 86 16 02 W 18 29 19 N 95 54 48 W
City of Jerusalem 08 51 20 N 82 35 30 W 14 41 46 N 91 11 32 W
Land of Jershon 10 08 19 N 83 21 53 W 18 01 55 N 93 42 48 W
Jaredite landing 13 08 58 N 87 08 37 W 16 29 58 N 98 48 54 W
Moron (Jaredite capital) 13 16 08 N 87 12 15 W 17 25 34 N 96 42 39 W
City of Lib 12 13 20 N 86 14 29 W 17 36 04 N 94 47 00 W
Hill Cumorah  15 40 46 N 88 46 14 W 18 30 55 N 95 08 29 W

Selected locations from other theories

Narrow Neck between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie

43 02 22 N 79 19 46 W

Palmyra and hill Cumorah region (see if you can locate the hill Cumorah) 43 03 44 N 77 13 18 W
Isthmus of Panama 09 07 44 N 79 46 50 W
Narrow Neck according to So. America theory assuming Amazon basin was flooded 12 07 34 N 75 33 44 W
Lehi landing in Chile 30 degrees south latitude 30 00 00 S 71 19 50 W