MAPS (Click to open in a pop-up)
The following schematics of the Antarctic camps were made by Steve Crawford and Todd Cameron. The maps are created and labeled in detail pointing out where key events in the film take place. A great amount of work and care was taken to ensure the layout and locations shown in the movie are accurately portrayed. Still, a minimal amount of guesswork was needed in certain places however what is shown here is an accurate and working recreation of Outpost #31 as seen in the film. Huge thanks to Nick Venne for doing updates/edits to the maps for us.
"When I started to explore the Norwegian story, fantasizing what could have happened there, I needed to know the exact layout of the base and I quickly landed at Outpost31.com. I was thrilled to discover all the maps of Outpost #31 and the Norwegian base. I printed them out, put them up in my office and studied them. I compared them with the 1982 film footage and realized that they were quite accurate. That is how it all started. Thanks to Steve Crawford." ~Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., Director of The Thing (2011).
Overall View of Outpost #31
The Main Building
Men's Living Quarters
The Basement Complex
The Dog Kennel
The Norwegian Camp
Regional Map of Outpost #31, the Norwegian Camp, and the Saucer crash site