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    Who likes maps?

    40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World «TwistedSifter

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    Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders


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    Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country


    Global internet usage based on time of day....


    World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898


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    My fetish...555

    One thing about maps that really amazed me, is that Africa is smaller than it really on world maps..
    Because of projecting a 3 demensional image 2 demensional, siberia/china/Australia and US/Canada seem bigger than they really are, and Africa seems smaller..

    Love the internet activity map.. Amazing that activity goes down with the sun (bussiness activity).. I would have expected the activity in the West to be higher in the early evening...

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    Love maps , I've got a small collection of Antique maps of Jersey , got a few from the early 1600's

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    I always thought Canada and Russia look smaller when you see them on a 3 dimensional globe? Africa and others near the equator always look similar in size as they are on 2D maps?

    SE - any Jersey maps you can share on here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Supports my case doesn't it? Africa is bigger than you think... not smaller... ie... those countries further away from the equator are shown in 2D maps as much bigger than they really are... eg. Greenland always looks huge...
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    Last edited by Stillearly; 7th September 2013 at 05:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Supports my case doesn't it? Africa is bigger than you think... not smaller... ie... those countries further away from the equator are shown in 2D maps as much bigger than they really are... eg. Greenland always looks huge...
    Ok.. We mean the same... I guess my first post wasn't to clear..555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I always thought Canada and Russia look smaller when you see them on a 3 dimensional globe? Africa and others near the equator always look similar in size as they are on 2D maps?
    The Peter's projection shows a different perspective to the traditional Mercator maps we see


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    Have some antique maps of Holland.. Some are metric, some are in "hours walk".. Maps really go strange, rivers and lakes get a complete different shape...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Have you always lived here SE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Ok.. We mean the same... I guess my first post wasn't to clear..555
    Yeah I think we did... the way you described made me think we didn't... 555


    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    The Peter's projection shows a different perspective to the traditional Mercator maps we see

    That's a better representation....

    Now.... how do we get a world globe on this page... 555
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    Here's a starter for ten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Have you always lived here SE?
    Yes , lucky enough to have been born here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Yes , lucky enough to have been born here
    Do you speak French as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Have some antique maps of Holland.. Some are metric, some are in "hours walk".. Maps really go strange, rivers and lakes get a complete different shape...
    The best early mapmakers were Dutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Do you speak French as well?
    A little , School french , the place names are mostly in French , but English has been the dominant Language here for a long time , the local patois , Jersey-Norman French is not spoken much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    A little , School french , the place names are mostly in French , but English has been the dominant Language here for a long time , the local patois , Jersey-Norman French is not spoken much
    So do you feel English, British or just Jerseyman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    The best early mapmakers were Dutch
    Guess they had to be... Every weeks some "water" had been turned into land... 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    So do you feel English, British or just Jerseyman?
    British first , a Crapaud second

    English when it comes to sport

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