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Fun with maps

Postby DrJay » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:29 pm

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby Marlow » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:09 am

That WAS very interesting, esp. 'places Britain has NOT invaded' (few) and the population densities of Paris and southeast Asia! :shock:
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby jeremyp » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:53 am

Fascinating stuff. I am sure the U.S. will be the last country to go metric publically. I sure wish it would so I could "get" Field measurements.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby DrJay » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:03 am

Be sure and check out the MapPorn link near the end of the introduction. Hundreds of maps like these, with a search function, too.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby KDFINE » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks. My son teaches AP Human Geography. He'll have a lot of fun with this.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby lonewolf » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:35 am

Googling Earth is on of my favorite pasttimes..I especially like the posted photos .. beautiful scenery I will never see...contrast in unsuspected magnificant buildings in remote places and abject poverty in presuambly modern world hot spots..
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby kuha » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:57 pm

Great stuff! Thanks Dr. Jay!
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby JRM » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:00 pm

lonewolf wrote:Googling Earth is on of my favorite pasttimes..I especially like the posted photos .. beautiful scenery I will never see...contrast in unsuspected magnificant buildings in remote places and abject poverty in presuambly modern world hot spots..


Agreed. I like "walking" through towns that I pick at random using the street view. In addition, viewing the intricacies of the mapped ocean floor is fascinating.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby DrJay » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:56 pm

Estimating the height of Mt. Everest:

http://i.imgur.com/SBldp.jpg
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby DrJay » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:00 pm

Beautiful maps of Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition (use the full-screen, roam, and zoom functions, which are really smooth):

http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/map-of-s ... xpedition/
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby kuha » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:52 am

Another kind of mapping, maybe... We've been having fun recently going outside to watch the quick transit overhead:

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby DrJay » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Map of Bigfoot sightings:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/looking- ... 4B11203811

Lots of 'em in the Cleveland area.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby TN1965 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:40 am

Premature Fatality due to Air Pollution

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... iotd_title
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby jamese10452 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:17 pm

DrJay wrote:http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/


Thank you! I'll be staring at that stuff for days. And now I've got some evidence about beer to show to my snooty wine-drinking friends.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:55 pm

TN1965 wrote:Premature Fatality due to Air Pollution

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... iotd_title


This won't load, post shutdown.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby wineturtle » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:47 am

jamese10452 wrote:
DrJay wrote:http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/


Thank you! I'll be staring at that stuff for days. And now I've got some evidence about beer to show to my snooty wine-drinking friends.



Beersnots can be as snooty as winos
Pours a breathtaking pitch black with a cumulonimbus head. Heavy lacing. Off-putting esthery nose, with just a hint of cilantro and tartness. Stunning yeasty flavor, punctuated with sour milk and grapefruit. Hearty yet effervescent mouthfeel and slightly dry finish.
:wink:

Pours a turbulent chestnut with a miniscule head. The faintest hint of lacing. Thick musty aroma, accompanied by grapefruit and pecans. Nightmarish bready palate, with notes of coffee and hops. Extremely weak mouthfeel and long finish
:?

reviews thanks to>
http://www.its-pub-night.com/2009/03/be ... rator.html
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby TN1965 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:32 am

26mi235 wrote:
TN1965 wrote:Premature Fatality due to Air Pollution

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... iotd_title


This won't load, post shutdown.


You can still see the map here.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/2 ... 82535.html
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby JumboElliott » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:06 pm

My favorite is area codes where Ludacris has hoes, but I'm young.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby gh » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:15 pm

how about this one: London's second-language concentration

https://twitter.com/resi_analyst/status ... 28/photo/1
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby br » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:15 pm

gh wrote:how about this one: London's second-language concentration

https://twitter.com/resi_analyst/status ... 28/photo/1

How about this one... The language map of England which shows where up to 40% of people say English is not their mother tongue.

This is the language map of England which reveals the parts of the country where as many as two in five people do not have English as their mother tongue.

New data shows the proportion of people across who say English is not their main language ranging from 0.7 per cent in Redcar and Cleveland to 41.4 per cent in Newham in London.

The breakdown from the 2011 national census also revealed the second most commonly spoken language in the country is now Polish.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ongue.html
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby gh » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:36 am

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby tandfman » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:24 am

gh wrote:you want maps?

http://thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

You wanna give me an alter ego so that one of us can spend as much time as I'd like to with that site? Wow! All sorts of great stuff there.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby gh » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:42 am

now you need 2 alter egos!

This link (with more links) goes to stunning stuff (and after reading it I'm sure that you'll want to move to Canada :mrgreen: )

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... _world_pop
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby br » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:18 pm

State to State Migration in the U.S.‏

http://vizynary.com/2013/11/18/restless ... n-in-2012/

This is a great interactive graphic showing state-to-state migration; where people moved to and from.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby tandfman » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:45 pm

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby gh » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:23 pm

interesting: Facebook "privacy settings" won't allow the posting of that link there.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby ed gee » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:30 pm

Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map
http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/amer ... s-on-a-map
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby Marlow » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:43 pm

ed gee wrote:Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map
http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/amer ... s-on-a-map

Europeans try to place USA states
http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-t ... he-us-stat

Euro-types don't get this, but our states are as important to us as your countries. Probably more so, given that they're OURS.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby kuha » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:01 am

:lol:
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby TN1965 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:50 am

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby lonewolf » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:00 pm

TN1965 wrote:"Seven Deadly Sins of America."

http://memolition.com/2013/12/12/maps-o ... n-america/

This map makes no sense..
All the conventional wisdom "sin cities" are either neutral or blue..isolated rural counties are red hot :?
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby wineturtle » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:59 pm

lonewolf wrote:
TN1965 wrote:"Seven Deadly Sins of America."

http://memolition.com/2013/12/12/maps-o ... n-america/

This map makes no sense..
All the conventional wisdom "sin cities" are either neutral or blue..isolated rural counties are red hot :?

My little town NYC, is full of greed and damned proud of it!!!
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby br » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:31 am

What dialect do you speak? A map of American English.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/gov ... n-english/
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby tandfman » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:31 pm

How long do you have to work at minimum wage to afford a Big Mac?

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby KDFINE » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:19 pm

Lonewolf. Its a question of scale. The data used appears to have been at the county level, of which there are more than 3000 in the USA. That's why you don't see any cities.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby gm » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:28 pm

KDFINE wrote:Lonewolf. Its a question of scale. The data used appears to have been at the county level, of which there are more than 3000 in the USA. That's why you don't see any cities.


Of all the people ever to visit these forums, I will wager that lonewolf knows the number of counties in the USA better than anyone :lol:
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby lonewolf » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:38 pm

KDFINE wrote:Lonewolf. Its a question of scale. The data used appears to have been at the county level, of which there are more than 3000 in the USA. That's why you don't see any cities.

Actually, there are 3143 counties, parishes, boroughs and independent cities. I was referring to the counties in which the large, presumably sinful, greedy cities are located. I am guessing that the high "deviation" in rural counties is because you don't expect any bad to happen there and the low deviation in cities is because you know its gonna be bad.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby kuha » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:41 am

http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/

If this hasn't been noted before, it should be. It looks amazing.
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Re: Fun with maps

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:54 am

OMG, that looks like a site you could spend forever delving into. From their description, it appears that the online version adds much to the print edition. Nonetheless I thought the print edition would be nice thing to own (and would be much less addictive than the web version). So I went to Amazon and found that one could indeed buy a brand new copy of the print edition . . . for a mere $1,824.

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Re: Fun with maps

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:22 am

Here's a simpler one. It shows where a certain game is called soccer and where it's called football. You can click on the map to expand it a bit.

https://twitter.com/marcwebber/status/4 ... 68/photo/1
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