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Interesting Maps (or map like objects)

Post by Gfamily » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:16 am

I found this chart interesting. Hope you do too.

https://www.halcyonmaps.com/a-curious-c ... parison-4/

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Post by dyqik » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:42 pm

Strange mixture of dimensions there. Two areas and all the rest are volumes.

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Post by Gfamily » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:54 pm

dyqik wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:42 pm
Strange mixture of dimensions there. Two areas and all the rest are volumes.
That's probably because they are trying to express how big the volumes are.
By showing how big they are relative to each other and to some big things whose linear sizes we have some idea of, so it's the linear sizes of the USA and of the British Isles that's giving the scale - not the 'areas' as such.
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Post by sTeamTraen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:50 pm

Today I learned what a Jupiter Trojan is!
Something something hammer something something nail

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Post by bolo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:52 pm

As opposed to a Trojan Jupiter. If some Greeks send you a nice Jupiter statue that just won't quite fit through your front door, beware.

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Post by Gfamily » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:27 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:50 pm
Today I learned what a Jupiter Trojan is!
I like that they are split into Greek camp Trojans and Trojan camp Trojans, depending on whether they are leading Jupiter in its orbit or trailing it.

Except that there's one Greek in the Trojan camp and one Trojan in the Greek camp (Hektor, the one shown).
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Post by jimbob » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:55 pm

The National Library of Scotland has loads of historical maps - especially of Scotland and Great Britain. Including 50" mapping of Victorian London

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... =ESRIWorld
Which you can view side by side with Lidar, for example
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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