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Mucus
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Pretty interesting site ... for maybe five of you, but nonetheless. Some sample highlights:

Mapping Mutual Incomprehension

Movie maps of the world (That odd blob in the Pacific is Hong Kong, and *after* a drop to a quarter of its heyday)

The provinces of China labelled as countries by population

Map of the USA, Made in Japan

The Atlas of True Names

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Noemon
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Those range from the fascinating to the fun. Very cool.

But regardless, they won't love you like I love you.

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<chimes in as second map-lover> I wonder who are the other three he means?
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Heh.
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It was just a wild off-the-cuff estimate for the number of people that may appreciate this odd (but interesting, to me anyways) mix of statistics and alternative history, but I would be happy to be proved wrong.
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Well, most serious cartographers are out on hot dates on a Friday night, dontcha know.

[ March 20, 2009, 11:43 PM: Message edited by: pooka ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Noemon:
Those range from the fascinating to the fun. Very cool.

But regardless, they won't love you like I love you.

Perhaps not, but what's love got to do with it?
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I may have to own the Atlas of True Names. It is way cool.
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I had to buy that, too. It was less than 13 pounds, which (I think) is less than $20. It was just too cool and too cheap not to have.
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Annie
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I am a map lover as well. I spent way too long last night looking at all the old posts on that blog.

In one of my classrooms, there's a National Geographic pull-out map of the Peoples of Southeast Asia. Only, it just barely pre-dates the Vietnam war, and they call the Hmongs Meo, which is a corruption of their name in Chinese - Miao. I sit in the corner every day so I can read that map instead of listening to the intolerable lecture.

Also, one time I painted a picture of the world in inverse, and KarlEd bought it from me. [Smile]

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aspectre
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Light map displaying regions by the travel time to the nearest major city; ie one with a population of over 50thousand.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227041.500-wheres-the-remotest-place-on-earth.html

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Tstorm
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quote:
travel time to the nearest major city; ie one with a population of over 50thousand.
::chuckle::

Well, that works for me, I'm a small-town guy. I guess other people might think 50,000 is pretty small. The map is pretty low-resolution, so I can't examine it's accuracy for my area. On the whole, I did enjoy this map, though.

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Sorry, didn't occur to me to search for the source. Click on this high resolution version after it fully downloads.

Explanations about the travel time map. You can get to the high resolution version by clicking on the map at the top of the page, then clicking again to expand. The designated downloads are much less detailed than the high resolution version.

[ April 25, 2009, 11:34 PM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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Thanks...looks great. Seems like it's pretty accurate for this area.
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Not strange, but a buncha map sites that shouldn't be lost.

http://www.cec.org/naatlas/img/NA-Watersheds.gif
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/20090629.html
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/USA_topo_en.jpg
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/state.html
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/dgesl/research/other/climate_change_and_sea_level/sea_level_rise/sea_level_rise.htm
http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/
http://flood.firetree.net/
http://www.earthtools.org/
http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
http://standeyo.com/NEWS/06_Earth_Changes/06_Earth_Change_pics/060914.reelfoot_rift.jpg
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ceus/images/regional_location_lg.jpg
http://www.dyersburgrealtor.com/images/listing_photos/9_lakecountyreelfootmadridbendmarkup.jpg
http://gc.kls2.com/
http://geology.com/state-map/
http://www8.dotd.louisiana.gov/emergency/images/Coastal_Land_Elevation.png
http://dotdgis.dotd.louisiana.gov/website/CoastalLandElev/viewer.htm
http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2007/01jan/subsidence.cfm
http://www.cec.org/naatlas/img/NA-Watersheds.gif
http://www.imperialgroup.info/images/Salton/Salton_Sink_1908.jpg

http://www-1.unipv.it/cibra/MedBathy%20800.gif
http://www.geologie.ens.fr/spiplabocnrs/IMG/jpg/CarteMedimapSmall.jpg
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/ibcm/images/93001.jpg

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/kazakhstan_topographic_map
http://www.whrc.org/russia/images/russiamap.jpg

I'll properly label them later.

http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=30.23,-91.63&z=9&m=14
http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=7.7,-77.2&z=8&m=14
http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=39.2277,-121.8106&z=6&m=14&t=3

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quote:
Originally posted by Mucus:
Pretty interesting site ... for maybe five of you, but nonetheless. Some sample highlights:

Mapping Mutual Incomprehension

This map and it's explanaition reminded me of this exchange I witnessed at school while cramming for an anatomy test.

Student One: This is all Greek to me!

Student Two: Actually, it's Latin.

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Good maps, aspectre. Thanks.
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Regarding the MIJ Usa map: I can understand that Harry ("Nukem") Truman is on Mt. Rushmore, but why is Seattle marked by three Siamese cats?
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Annie, what is "the world in inverse"? Are large countries small, or small countries large? Or are the oceans land, and vice-versa? Do you have a graphic you could post somewhere?
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Um, there goes 2 hours of my life. Thanks... I think.
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aspectre
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Not exactly a map, but rather size comparisons from a coffee bean to a carbon atom.
The slide at the bottom will gradually change the viewing scale.

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Very cool, aspectre.
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There's a lot of really great data visualization blogs out there. Two of my favorites are Flowing Data and Chart Porn.

A couple of my favorite recent maps are the MickeyD Map, which maps out all of the McDonald's in the contiguous US (guess the greatest distance you can be from one), and the Human Transportation Map which shows you how close every point on the globe is to a mid-sized city in actual transportation time, not geographical distance.

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New version of the GreatCircle Map which will let you see and know the shortest distance between two points on Earth.
As well as airport codes, eg mmk-bos, lis-cay, you can also use latitude&longitude coordinates of your departure and arrival points, eg 7.9n59w-30.78n97.86w, 7.9n97.86w-30.78n59w.

I used the first set of coordinates to look at the area without jet contrails from NorthernEuropean flights due to Iceland's volcano eruption...which hasta have a major effect on the weather.
And the second to make a block view of the entire Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region for the upcoming hurricane season.

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A gravitational equipotentical map derived from data gathered by the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer.
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Fascinating, I've never tried to imagine the world like that before.
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2010 Social Media Networking Map.
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quote:
Originally posted by Godric:
2010 Social Media Networking Map.

That's pretty cool. I like how there are Google Information Gathering Outposts spread all over the place.
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A really nice gathering of mountain peaks, high points, drainage basin triple points, etc along with locations and maps.

What if you moved the largest national population to the largest country by land area, etc all the way to the smallest national population being moved to the smallest country by land area.
Interestingly Brazilians, Americans, and the Irish remain where they are.

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Map linking shared flavor compounds between various foods.
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GREAT Tornado Map of the USA -- the wider the line, the stronger the tornado. Straight lines between start and end points only.
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Scale of the Universe, from PlanckDistance past the ObservableUniverse
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THAT was really cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Scale of the universe = AWESOME!!!!
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That is like an interactive Powers of Ten.
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http://bigthink.com/ideas/21182
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Video of European political map as it has changed from 1000 A.D. to present. From OSC's recent "review everything" column. Fascinating how we often think of countries as having established "permanent" borders, but in reality they're constantly in flux. Makes you think about humanity's relationship to one another.
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p.s. this may be my all-time favorite Hatrack thread, and I'm just now discovering it. I knew I was a geek, but now it's more certain.
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Nice Inception music! It is easy to spot the Nazi time period.
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A detailed CoastalElevation map of NorthCarolina (and the southernmost portion of Virginia) showing where not to buy property due to too strong a probability of presentday storm-surge flooding and future flooding due sea-level rise.

Also an EXCELLENT website containing More Sea Level Rise Maps at even greater detail due to larger sizing.

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This video of changing borders is cool! Thanks for sharing.
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It was pretty cool but would have been even cooler with a timeline.
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You're not alone in that opinion.
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The extent of this is kind of surprising.
British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg:
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.

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