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A few to kick us off.

Journey of the Odyssey
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This map charts the rich variety of waterflow toponyms in the US, which reflects the climatological and geographical diversity of the country, but also its linguistic and historical heritage. River names seem extremely resistant to change, and indeed often are echoes of earlier dominant cultures [1].
About the above. The colours on the map, which is based on the place names in the USGS National Hydrography Dataset, correspond to the generic toponyms for waterflows, excluding the two commonest ones (river and creek, rendered in gray).

Kabballah Tree of Life Map. (fudge knows)
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The Universe. Thanks to apposite:
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The twitter one is depressing because it shows that virtually every numbnut in the UK is posting. I'm sure a facebook map would show similar results.

Meanwhile Ive just seen on the news that 50% of kids don't get GCSE maths. GCSE is so f**king basic its laughable and half of 16 olds here don't pass it. But they can post on Twitter with ease. That's great.
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Map of mans movements on the Moon overlaid on a chavball pitch for scale:

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Nabokovs Map of the wanderings of Leopold Bloom:

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Map of Humanity (apparently)

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Arguably one of the most important maps ever drawn. John Snows map of Cholera deaths in Soho, congregating around a particular water pump.

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Here's a little Cholera animation.

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'Mon tae fudge guys. More maps! :evil:
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What the Dutch planned to take from Germany after WW2

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Probably posted on the old board

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Yep, but well worth posting again! :thumbup:

Live train map in and out of birmingham, if you like that kind of thing:

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French rugby map

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amadangomor wrote:Probably posted on the old board

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I'm reading the book 'Fatherland' by Robert Harris at the moment and that map is very similar to his description of the Greater German Reich in the book.
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etherman wrote:A few to kick us off.

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should've hired a better navigator (rimshot)

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This map charts the rich variety of waterflow toponyms in the US, which reflects the climatological and geographical diversity of the country, but also its linguistic and historical heritage. River names seem extremely resistant to change, and indeed often are echoes of earlier dominant cultures [1].
About the above. The colours on the map, which is based on the place names in the USGS National Hydrography Dataset, correspond to the generic toponyms for waterflows, excluding the two commonest ones (river and creek, rendered in gray).


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my area's the unromantic sounding swamp
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This is pretty awesome!

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This map is bullshit; Canada is pretty much the same size as the USA.
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Leffe wrote:
Blindsider47 wrote:Image

This map is bullshit; Canada is pretty much the same size as the USA.


It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.
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Am I being whooshed? It's a comparative GDP map.

I'm being whooshed :blush:
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Snooze wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Blindsider47 wrote:Image

This map is bullshit; Canada is pretty much the same size as the USA.


It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.


Canada is much much bigger than the USA. Probably only Americans don't know that.
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Ballwrinkle wrote:
Snooze wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Blindsider47 wrote:Image

This map is bullshit; Canada is pretty much the same size as the USA.


It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.


Canada is much much bigger than the USA. Probably only Americans don't know that.


Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com
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Presume it's GDP/GNP rather than size.
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danthemanMunster wrote:
Ballwrinkle wrote:
Snooze wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Blindsider47 wrote:Image

This map is bullshit; Canada is pretty much the same size as the USA.


It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.


Canada is much much bigger than the USA. Probably only Americans don't know that.


Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com


I think it relates to population or maybe GDP? That's why I go mad when people post graphs without defining the axis.
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A quick google search suggests GDP comparison. Pretty interesting representation.
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It is, though Brazil's GDP is about twice NY's.
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danthemanMunster wrote:
Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com


Jaysus, that surprises me. I never bothered to check, I just know Canada is the 2nd largest in the world. One earthquake around here could change that.
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Snooze wrote:
danthemanMunster wrote:
Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com


Jaysus, that surprises me. I never bothered to check, I just know Canada is the 2nd largest in the world. One earthquake around here could change that.


When people think of size they typically just think the lower 48 and don't consider Alaska (largest state by size).
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Snooze wrote:
danthemanMunster wrote:
Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com


Jaysus, that surprises me. I never bothered to check, I just know Canada is the 2nd largest in the world. One earthquake around here could change that.


problem is the rectangular map that distorts the poles and enlargens them beyond what they in reality would be. Therefore Russia and Canada look even bigger than they really are.
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Flyin Ryan wrote:When people think of size they typically just think the lower 48 and don't consider Alaska (largest state by size).

"If Texans don't stop boasting, we'll cut Alaska in half and made Texas the THIRD biggest state."
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Snooze wrote:
It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.

I checked the interbebz and it said Canada was slightly smaller. But check out the size of Australia on it. And the NL is not that big....
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springtide wrote:
Snooze wrote:
danthemanMunster wrote:
Canada: Total area (sq km) 9,984,670

USA: Total area (sq km) 9,526,468

According to britannica.com


Jaysus, that surprises me. I never bothered to check, I just know Canada is the 2nd largest in the world. One earthquake around here could change that.


problem is the rectangular map that distorts the poles and enlargens them beyond what they in reality would be. Therefore Russia and Canada look even bigger than they really are.


My own (albeit limited) understanding is that the Peters projection map might give a more accurate depiction in terms of area.
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Leffe wrote:
Snooze wrote:
It's bigger by a long shot. Look at the Northern parts of Canada, it's very wide and vast.

I checked the interbebz and it said Canada was slightly smaller. But check out the size of Australia on it. And the NL is not that big....

Ahhh GDP. I thought about that but there's no title / index thingie.
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