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Title: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2014, 09:24:06 AM
A new thread for all things mappish!


(click to expand maps to original size)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/12/40-maps-that-explain-the-world/?lines

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/china-vs-usa.jpg)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/population-map.jpg)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/royals-1.jpg)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/Revised-Map-Of-Geopolitical-Anomalies-1.jpg)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/01/13/40-more-maps-that-explain-the-world/

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/26271801-1.jpg)

Mongol Empire conquests
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/Mongol_Empire_map.gif)

The Walls of the World
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/map_4.5_murs_dans_le_monde.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2014, 09:30:41 AM
another fascinating one



every airline flight in a 24-hour period
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/jAlw8ap-1.gif)
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Post by: Centurion40 on January 23, 2014, 10:29:04 AM
Kewl!  Keep 'em coming!
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Post by: TheCommandTent on January 23, 2014, 05:51:53 PM
Awesome thread!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2014, 06:11:48 PM
Climate Maps of Middle Eath

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/11335571163_d7befd6f48_o.png)
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Topography and bathymetry map of Tolkien's world in the Second Age of Arda. Middle-Earth shown in red rectangle.



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/11335530364_0c7876d581_o.png)
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Surface winds and mid-atmopshere pressure (‘geopotential height’ at 500 mbar, geopotential height in units of metres).



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/11335570963_ec7ca8d4ec_o.png)
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Contours of annual-average modelled temperature in Middle-Earth (in units of ˚C).
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: W8taminute on January 23, 2014, 06:29:51 PM
(http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/2/20/ImperiMap.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2014, 06:37:29 PM
(http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?233@@.ee6c6c1/7030!enclosure=.1dda6cf7)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 23, 2014, 07:59:48 PM
^'Dinant'

I've spent more than a few hours trying to either take key control points in that city or defend them back in my active WW2OL days. Amongst them were some hours-long epic slugfests, there were…  :)

Map looks a bit different than I remember, though. New names.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 28, 2014, 05:35:10 AM
US interstates reimagined as a subway map

the dude completely "reverses polarity" on the numbering - starting in the top right instead of the bottom left.


click to enlarge
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6529113417_09aa7e5db1_o.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 11:38:40 AM
(http://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/liquor-map21.png)
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Post by: Centurion40 on January 28, 2014, 12:05:10 PM
Just goes to show that the ladies love their vodka.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 28, 2014, 03:57:24 PM
Average Breast Cup Size:
(http://bp3.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-12.jpg)

Current Countries in Pangaea:
(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp3.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-4.jpg)

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp3.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-15.jpg)

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp2.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-7.jpg)

Every Country England Has Invaded: (white = NOT invaded)
(http://bp.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-35.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: undercovergeek on January 28, 2014, 06:30:12 PM
We didn't invade Australia and New Zealand...... we found them!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 06:31:25 PM
the natives might disagree.  ;)
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Post by: MetalDog on January 28, 2014, 06:31:46 PM
We didn't invade Australia and New Zealand...... we found them!

I suspect the people that were already there might have a different view of that ;)  Especially after you started dumping all your criminals on the shore and sailing away.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 28, 2014, 06:48:47 PM
We didn't invade Australia and New Zealand...... we found them!

Much like Horsa and Hengist 'found' Britain back in the day and then invited the rest of their mates over?  :D
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 29, 2014, 08:18:17 AM
(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp3.uuuploads.com/fun-maps/fun-maps-15.jpg)

It's difficult to say which one made me laugh harder:  Belgium and The Netherlands as Sodom & Gomorrah, or the Caucuses as WTF.  :D 

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Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2014, 11:03:59 AM

It's difficult to say which one made me laugh harder:  Belgium and The Netherlands as Sodom & Gomorrah, or the Caucuses as WTF.  :D 



Actually, Belgium is chocolate.

Although, on second thought….
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 29, 2014, 12:01:42 PM
Oy vey!  Might be time to get new glasses already...  :-[ 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 30, 2014, 08:00:31 PM
map of the internet and yes, you'll need to click to enlarge

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/030/1/a/map_of_the_internet_1_0__by_the9988-d72b5tb.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 31, 2014, 04:29:58 AM
'Snowden Gulf'. LOL
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Post by: Centurion40 on January 31, 2014, 08:06:35 AM
That map is creative and cool.
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Post by: Barthheart on February 13, 2014, 05:12:39 PM
(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/52fbebb26da8118073a77348-800-/usmap4-600x413.jpg)
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Post by: eyebiter on February 13, 2014, 06:01:25 PM
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 13, 2014, 08:30:27 PM
(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/52fbebb26da8118073a77348-800-/usmap4-600x413.jpg)

thats pretty interesting.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2014, 01:42:28 PM
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/01/the-allure-of-the-map.html

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For years, I carried the same map wherever I went. When I wasn’t travelling, Scotch Tape held it to the back of my bedroom door: it was visible to me when the door was closed, but invisible to almost everyone else. That map moved from dorm rooms to apartments and houses, from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to New England, from New England to the United Kingdom, and back again.

When I felt homesick, I would drag my fingers up and down the map’s paper folds, tracing its shorelines and rivers, wishing they were the real thing. But touching that map only made me more homesick.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 03, 2014, 06:00:12 PM
(http://www.fascinatingpics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/4411.jpg)

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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2014, 06:01:13 PM
I got a unit the size of Canada for you right here!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 03, 2014, 06:03:25 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zt5Tz7_IljM/Tz4amy2JUrI/AAAAAAAAAlE/2UqAS2RHt6U/s1600/europe-according-to-gay-men.jpg)

(http://dailycool.net/wp-content/uploads/file/12Febr/maps/europe-according-to-italy.jpg)

(http://strim.org.pl/2012/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/europe_according_poland.jpg)

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on March 05, 2014, 03:14:37 PM
Good find, BC!  LOL @ "Federated Holiday States of the Mediterranean". 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 05, 2014, 03:56:37 PM
Good find, BC!  LOL @ "Federated Holiday States of the Mediterranean".

That particular one wasn't labeled - it was "Europe According to Homosexuals." One person's inside knowledge, I suppose. (Ba-dum-tishhhhh.)

The last one is "Europe According to Poland," but I think you guys got that part.

The 'Europe According To...' maps are quite funny.

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp3.uuuploads.com/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov-11.jpg)

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp2.uuuploads.com/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov-14.jpg)

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp4.uuuploads.com/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov/mapping-stereotypes-yuri-tsvetkov-24.jpg)

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on March 06, 2014, 02:20:51 AM
Ha, that last one is particularly clever. 

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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 06, 2014, 12:39:13 PM
Lol @ enigma hackers
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 06, 2014, 01:08:38 PM
(http://popvssoda.com:2998/countystats/total-county.gif)
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 06, 2014, 01:09:53 PM
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/vikings.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 06, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qfaZnq4.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2014, 01:25:33 PM
^^ is that TV markets?

There's a lot of 'Skins fans in what that map shows as Panther country
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 06, 2014, 01:54:42 PM
I don't make 'em, I just poach 'em.  :)
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Post by: Jack Nastyface on March 06, 2014, 02:06:48 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/Omaha50_zps8f1d7c13.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2014, 02:13:49 PM
I don't make 'em, I just poach 'em.  :)

and then post 'em way too damn wide!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2014, 12:51:51 AM
theres no way there are that many delusional Cowgirls fans.
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Post by: MetalDog on March 07, 2014, 05:15:56 AM
Yes.  Yes there is.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2014, 05:29:09 AM
Yes.  Yes there is.

+1

unfortunately.

Everyone I know in San Antonio is pretty much a Cowboys fan. None of them see any Texans gear or logos anywhere (and neither do I, when I visit), except for the occasional other team.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2014, 07:19:23 AM
Just noticed there's no 49ers logo anywhere.
Can't be true - 49ers fans are some of the most obnoxious self-entitled twats I've ever met
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2014, 07:33:39 AM
(http://www.vitamin-ha.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Funny-Map-of-Australia.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2014, 07:36:21 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SL06zILS3JA/TyHPZhLt-aI/AAAAAAAAASo/Fa7_ULXSRTA/s1600/SF%2BBAY%2BAREA%2BFUNNY.jpg)
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Post by: Martok on March 07, 2014, 01:45:15 PM
Just noticed there's no 49ers logo anywhere.
Can't be true - 49ers fans are some of the most obnoxious self-entitled twats I've ever met

I also noticed a complete lack of Jets logo -- but perhaps that's for a reason.  ;D 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2014, 06:14:23 AM
What every country leads the world in

click to enlarge
(http://images.elephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/original.png) (http://images.elephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/original.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 20, 2014, 06:33:42 AM
What's weird is that I can only click to enlarge while in post composition mode and scrolling down to the map in your post. In the regular reading window it shows non-clickable.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2014, 06:35:50 AM
that is weird.  lemme see what I can do with it



edit:  try it now
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 20, 2014, 06:36:23 AM
I'm using Safari atm, if it helps.
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Post by: eyebiter on April 22, 2014, 05:07:38 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2014, 07:40:31 AM
This is cool - a fish could actually swim from the Pacific to the Atlantic.  I might need to make a road trip to Wyoming to see the Two Ocean Pass

(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5357cc346bb3f74a69e151c9-800-/two%20ocean%20pass.png)

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Reddit user wheatley_cereal has posted a factoid that we have no doubt is widely known among Mountain West residents, but of which the rest of the country is almost certainly unaware: It's possible for a fish to swim directly from the Pacific to the Atlantic without having to dodge Panamax ships in the canal zone.

The area is commonly called Parting Of The Waters.

There's even a point marking the divide, called Two Ocean Pass, located in Wyoming. At this pass the Atlantic Creek (which flows northeast to meet the Yellowstone river) with the Pacific Creek (which flows southwest to join the Snake River). The point actually sits directly atop the Continental Divide, where a raindrop has a 50-50 chance of flowing out to the Pacific or down to the Gulf.

It's a bit tricky to follow the full route on Google Maps, but it goes something like this:

Columbia River (Wa.) → Snake River (Ore.) → Teton streams (Wyo.) → Yellowstone Lake (Wyo.) → Yellowstone River (Wyo.) → Missouri River (MT) → Mississippi River

more here, too: http://mmarkmiller.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/two-ocean-pass-and-the-mystery-of-the-fishless-waters/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on April 24, 2014, 12:51:19 PM
I'll be damned -- I'd never heard of that before.  Thanks for sharing chief. 

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Post by: TheCommandTent on May 07, 2014, 03:47:47 PM
Maps made out of food.  Some of them are very cool.  More at the link.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/6cabc94637d9b86382c7670439d9b627f63_zps2fde1edb.jpg)


https://www.yahoo.com/food/food-maps-informative-delicious-freaking-beautiful-79465307961.html?tab=yfood2014#&soc_src=mags
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Post by: eyebiter on May 07, 2014, 04:43:06 PM
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 08, 2014, 06:22:48 AM
Partially explains why mirth lives in Maine.
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Post by: Martok on May 08, 2014, 07:02:29 AM
Partially explains why mirth lives in Maine.

Or perhaps he's the reason Maine has such a large number (per capita) of breweries.  ;D 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 08, 2014, 07:45:18 AM
Partially explains why mirth lives in Maine.

Or perhaps he's the reason Maine has such a large number (per capita) of breweries.  ;D

Hmmmmm....
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Post by: steve58 on May 13, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
The worlds heaviest drinkers...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/worlds-heaviest-drinking-countries-revealed--and-the-uk-doesnt-even-make-the-top-10-9357860.html

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1792143/thumbs/o-TOTAL-ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION-2010-900.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 13, 2014, 12:41:26 PM
Those Muslim countries are panty-weight drinkers!!  ;)
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Post by: Martok on May 13, 2014, 01:43:25 PM
I'm a little surprised to see Kazakhstan in the second tier (I'm having a hard time picturing them being as hardcore as Aussies and Canuckistanis), but otherwise that looks about right. 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 13, 2014, 05:49:29 PM
Looks like Portugal will be taking on the Slavic countries to see who takes home the World Cup of Liver Failure.
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Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 05:53:53 PM
Partially explains why mirth lives in Maine.

Or perhaps he's the reason Maine has such a large number (per capita) of breweries.  ;D 


Partially explains why mirth lives in Maine.

Or perhaps he's the reason Maine has such a large number (per capita) of breweries.  ;D

Hmmmmm....

Which came first the brewery or the Mirth? A question for the ages.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 05:56:50 PM
Both came first - mirth and breweries. Both were zygotes from the same hops-fueled scrotum.

Birds livers of a feather, and all that.
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on May 13, 2014, 05:57:09 PM
most commonly spoken language by state after English and Spanish.

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/zvhqnhv6t25ker6w76wa.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 06:43:28 PM
Frnch creole my ass!  what about standard redneck?
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on May 13, 2014, 06:52:48 PM
Firing your shotgun in the air while screaming yee-haa, a-hyuck-hyuck-hyuck and spitting terbakky isn't really a language.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 07:42:14 PM
Firing your shotgun in the air while screaming yee-haa, a-hyuck-hyuck-hyuck and spitting terbakky isn't really a language.

The South would beg to differ on that one.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 07:46:05 PM
Firing your shotgun in the air while screaming yee-haa, a-hyuck-hyuck-hyuck and spitting terbakky isn't really a language.

The South would beg to differ on that one.

we would indeed.

that roughly translates as I'm over here so don'tcha be shootin over here! (the spit being the actual exclamation point).
now a true cracker can even tell the difference between hillbilly and redneck
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 13, 2014, 07:49:13 PM
What is the difference between a Redbilly and a Hillneck anyway?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 07:55:27 PM
hillbillys are most usually broke with none of the fun toys rednecks get to play with.
like air boats, muscle cars, jet skis, kevlar fishin' rods... stuff like that.
meanwhile rednecks are more often then not blue collar contractors making a fair bit of money on snob ass doctors and lawyers who couldnt change a light bulb yet perform heart surgery.  this lets them afford the air boats, muscle cars, jet skis, and kevlar fishin' rods.
a hillbilly can also fall into a specific geographic twang and inflection that can even make other hillbillys ask "watduryadinsadhuh"
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 07:56:42 PM
Rednecks are crude Southerners that are often prone to violence (usually backfiring on themselves), have a deep love for NASCAR, certain country music, and drinking metric asstons of beer. They are often found in their native habitat of trailer parks. They are sometimes mistaken for white trash, but that is an entirely different classification. Rednecks usually have jobs in order to pay for their WWE pay-per-view events, often of the blue collar variety. Rednecks are often perceived as racists, although they tend to have more of a 'leave me alone and I'll leave yawl lone.'

Hillbillies are mountain folk. They are not rednecks. They dont live in the swamps or the bayous or the southern lowlands; again, this is a different classification of Southerner. Hillbillies come from the 'hollers,' or the hills. They can be a bit rough around the edges. Unlike rednecks, hillbillies are usually good-natured, honest, friendly, fun loving, and generally good people. They end to be very forthright and individualistic, mostly due to their Scotch-Irish heritage. They tend to lack education, but make up for it with their charming folksy ways. Often in the moonshine or poaching business. A small subsect enjoys cannibalism also.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 07:59:52 PM
hillbillys are most usually broke with none of the fun toys rednecks get to play with.
like air boats, muscle cars, jet skis, kevlar fishin' rods... stuff like that.
meanwhile rednecks are more often then not blue collar contractors making a fair bit of money on snob ass doctors and lawyers who couldnt change a light bulb yet perform heart surgery.  this lets them afford the air boats, muscle cars, jet skis, and kevlar fishin' rods.
a hillbilly can also fall into a specific geographic twang and inflection that can even make other hillbillys ask "watduryadinsadhuh"

You said it better than I. I was typing out my ass anyway. Metropolitan Texas doesn't actually tend to be "Southern" anyway. Not like Alabammy, Florida, and the rest of the previous Confederate States of America.
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 13, 2014, 08:01:05 PM
Where does that leave Kansas?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 08:02:39 PM
yeah BC, as I was reading that my feathers dun git ruffled that I remembered... yo ass in Texas.  that shit ain't the South.   :)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 08:03:28 PM
hows this?

Texas is the Souths New York.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 08:03:40 PM
Kansas is flatter than a vegan woman's chesticles. Therefore, there are no hills for hillbillies to roam around in to cut up tourists into meatsauce pies.

Rednecks, on the other hand, abound, except for in Lawrence and Kansas City, where a semblance of civilization exists, as long as you do not explore a street that has a number in the hundreds.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2014, 08:04:57 PM
hows this?

Texas is the Souths New York.

More like the South's Greenwich Village. At least, that's Houston, which is more or less a big cow patty of Southern trash and Northern business interests mashed into a creamy, smelly paste.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 08:05:10 PM
Where does that leave Kansas?

in the midwest where its been for millions of years.

or at least until we started calling it the midwest.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 08:06:38 PM
where a semblance of civilization exists, as long as you do not explore a street that has a number in the hundreds.

or is named MLK.
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 13, 2014, 08:07:21 PM
So where do you guys figure that the South ends and the West begins? It's got to be in Texas somewhere, all other things aside.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 08:16:00 PM
from my experience, Texas is really its own place.  I'd place the western edge at Arkansas and Louisiana.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 13, 2014, 08:45:44 PM
East Texas (Henderson, Longview, Marshall, Nagodoches, down toward Jasper) is pretty much indistinguishable from Louisiana north of deep Cajun country.  Most of those folks consider a drive into Shreveport of Texarkana "going to the city".  My maternal grandfather's family was all over that area, tho many of them have gravitated to the Metroplex over the past 40 years or so.  There's definitely some redneck in that area, but it's not stereotypical west Texas cattle-and-tumbleweeds-and-oil hicks.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 09:25:16 PM
granted I was in Austin.   >:D

people would rather go to Lubbock then Houston.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2014, 04:42:03 AM
people would rather go to Lubbock then Houston.

they'd drive to Lubbock and subsequently drive to Houston?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 14, 2014, 05:04:09 AM
People would rather go to Marfa than Houston.

At least, I would. The longer I live here the more I don't like it, and it's been 21 years! Can't beat the job market, but mine is pretty flexible, so when my wife retires in a few years...who knows, but we can likely move anywhere we want.

Texas is a mash-up of many distinct cultures. Along the Rio Grande you pretty much have Mexico (take your pick as to which side of the border). Dallas tries hard to be urban and metrosexual, but the only thing it truly succeeds at is traffic congestion. Houston likes to think it's progressive and happening, with it's "first ever lesbian mayor," which the media loves to bring up every chance it gets (the lesbian mayor that is fighting hard to give "transgendered people" (:2funny: I can't type that with a straight face, color me intolerant if you must) the right to use whatever bathroom they want, no matter their plumbing...because you know, there's not more important things to spend your time on here). East Texas is pretty much as Brant says. West Texas is super-hick meshed with super-oil. South Texas (north of Rio Mexico) is pretty much redneck cowboy cattle country.

Lubbock and Amarillo are pretty much Twilight Zone episodes in the middle of nowhere, but at least Lubbock has Texas Tech while Amarillo has...uhh...has...the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, I guess.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2014, 05:45:48 AM
Amarillo has the world's largest helium deposits
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 14, 2014, 10:41:25 AM
I've been through Marfa. On my way to...well...some nameless place in Big Bend country and back. I'm convinced a lot of the people living around there are hiding from the government.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2014, 06:03:33 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10247265_10152415874816718_6259635988620228696_n.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 14, 2014, 06:19:48 PM
^ Pretty much.

Except the 80mph-passing bit. Usually it's idiots in the passing lane doing 55-60 with nothing in front of them, cars backed up behind them, and traffic passing them on the right, and they still don't have a clue that they're frigging idiots. (Happened to me yet again this afternoon.)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 14, 2014, 09:04:34 PM
oddly that mostly applies to the non-southeast coast regions of Florida.
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Post by: Martok on May 15, 2014, 01:07:06 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10247265_10152415874816718_6259635988620228696_n.jpg)

Minnesotans can claim 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 (plus 11, of course) as well.  ;) 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: W8taminute on May 24, 2014, 07:36:16 PM
The following is kind of a map of sorts I suppose. 

(http://dvdbash.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/space-ships-star-fleet-dvdbash-15.jpg)


mod note: edited for image size / click to enlarge :)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 24, 2014, 07:47:48 PM
Holy Image Size, Batman!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 25, 2014, 09:04:57 AM
W8, what the heck Star Trek game is that from?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 25, 2014, 10:29:06 AM
Star Trek Online
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 25, 2014, 11:10:04 AM
Huh. Must've changed. I played it a little early last year.
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Post by: steve58 on June 08, 2014, 01:02:20 PM
Current State gas tax map (does not include federal taxes)

(http://media.townhall.com/_townhall/uploads/2014/6/6/15.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 15, 2014, 06:11:00 AM
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/6/5786508/d-day-in-five-maps

(http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/assets/4576307/omaha_beach_east_f_1944_2.jpg)
click map to enlarge
Quote
Known as "the Bigot map" (it's just an arbitrary codename), this two-part map was used by invasion forces to plan and launch the attack. Its level of detail is both a stunning accomplishment, as a piece of cartography, and a somewhat haunting evocation of the challenges the Allied forces faced. Ditches, man-made barriers such as Czech hedgehogs, and gun encampments are laid out in painstaking detail. There's a note to boat navigators on how to guide their way by physical features if the bomber runs leave too much in ruins to recognize. The reverse side of each map had detailed hourly currents, beach gradients, and tidal stages. See the full image here (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/omaha_beach_east_f_1944_2.jpg), and both maps plus their reverse sides here (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/dday.html).
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 15, 2014, 06:13:41 AM
the borders of WWII

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Post by: Martok on June 15, 2014, 12:14:27 PM
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/6/5786508/d-day-in-five-maps

(http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/assets/4576307/omaha_beach_east_f_1944_2.jpg)
click map to enlarge
Quote
Known as "the Bigot map" (it's just an arbitrary codename), this two-part map was used by invasion forces to plan and launch the attack. Its level of detail is both a stunning accomplishment, as a piece of cartography, and a somewhat haunting evocation of the challenges the Allied forces faced. Ditches, man-made barriers such as Czech hedgehogs, and gun encampments are laid out in painstaking detail. There's a note to boat navigators on how to guide their way by physical features if the bomber runs leave too much in ruins to recognize. The reverse side of each map had detailed hourly currents, beach gradients, and tidal stages. See the full image here (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/omaha_beach_east_f_1944_2.jpg), and both maps plus their reverse sides here (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/dday.html).

Damn. 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 16, 2014, 10:16:28 PM
Damn.

try making a map for a wargame.  I don't say that as a braggart.  what you research and learn can be amazing.  it also messes with your head because you're researching terrain and you end up seeing it when your out and about.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2014, 05:06:34 AM
the 38 states of the USA

(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/legacy/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/2008_38-States-800.jpg)

and how they look compared to today's states

(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/1973_38-States-500_12.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 25, 2014, 05:30:57 AM
What's the background behind that '38 States' proposal?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2014, 05:32:36 AM
some university professor

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57444/map-only-38-states
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Post by: Martok on June 25, 2014, 11:37:37 AM
I remember seeing that map with the 38 states a long time ago. 

I note, with amusement, that even under his proposal, part of Yooperland would remain under the yoke of the oppressive mother state.  :P 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 16, 2014, 03:17:23 PM
Half the US population lives in the counties shaded in blue.

In the eastern-most one in NC

(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5227a78e6bb3f70f68316148-800-/map%20of%20us%2050%20percent%20.png)

http://www.businessinsider.com/half-of-the-united-states-lives-in-these-counties-2013-9
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 16, 2014, 05:02:42 PM
I'd heard that Oahu was crowded but not that crowded!

Also, looks like my state, CT, has contributed not one but three counties to the list. Damn.  :(
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on July 16, 2014, 06:54:31 PM
Half the US population lives in the counties shaded in blue.


I'm not surprised by this statistic, but it *is* disturbing to see it visually represented that way.  It really drives it home. 

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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 16, 2014, 07:14:12 PM
I'd heard that Oahu was crowded but not that crowded!

its really all the giant watches.  ;)
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Post by: eyebiter on August 19, 2014, 10:27:40 AM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 29, 2014, 08:07:12 AM
Map showing users connected to the internet.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/SoccerDJ04/BwJL-bRCcAEt4Hz_zpsdbe02255.png)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/map-connected-devices_n_5734462.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 29, 2014, 05:58:14 PM
Southern Brazil has a higher netizen density than Russland. Given all the Russian hacker talk I was not expecting that.

Also, leaving my iMac on the GH forums all night must have helped make the US eastern seaboard just a wee bit brighter, mustn't it?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: undercovergeek on August 30, 2014, 02:31:05 AM
Weird..... one of my posts disappeared, anyway.....

What's that off the east coast of U.S.? Where there's one single red dot
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 30, 2014, 05:18:04 AM
Bermuda
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Post by: undercovergeek on August 30, 2014, 05:34:23 AM
Bermuda

thanks, and is that one in antarctica?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 30, 2014, 09:02:41 AM
is that a Bermuda in Antarctica?
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on August 30, 2014, 10:23:36 AM
Bermuda

thanks, and is that one in antarctica?

That's Wilford Brimley. 

(http://www.liveforfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Thing-Wilfred-Brimley.jpg)

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Post by: endfire79 on August 30, 2014, 10:27:42 AM
^ hah - good call!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 30, 2014, 05:11:51 PM
That's 'The Thing' from '82 or so, right?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2014, 05:16:28 PM
Yep, a true classic.

I've yet to see the prequel. I'm not expecting lightning to strike twice but is it at least passable?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 30, 2014, 05:35:18 PM
Yep, a true classic.

I've yet to see the prequel. I'm not expecting lightning to strike twice but is it at least passable?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on August 30, 2014, 05:48:02 PM
Yep, a true classic.

I've yet to see the prequel. I'm not expecting lightning to strike twice but is it at least passable?

Nope.  The only good bit is right at the very end when they tie it in to the original.  The rest is utterly formulaic empowered woman (tm) vs CGI monster crap.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 30, 2014, 06:06:16 PM
Pretty much what SDR says.

I couldn't remember if I'd seen it or not, it's that bad. I found it online and watched a few minutes just now and realized, 'oh yeah.' That's sad when you can't remember if you actually saw a movie or not.  :-[
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on August 31, 2014, 04:50:04 PM
,There be dragons'

Olaus Magnus’s 'Carta Marina'
Interactive version:http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/09/olaus_magnus_carta_marina_sea_monsters_on_a_gorgeous_renaissance_map.html (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/09/olaus_magnus_carta_marina_sea_monsters_on_a_gorgeous_renaissance_map.html)


(https://gonzohistory.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/carta_marina.jpeg)
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Post by: endfire79 on August 31, 2014, 04:52:01 PM
Sorry on ipad!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 31, 2014, 05:51:18 PM
Damn but that would look awesome framed and on my livingroom wall!
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Post by: eyebiter on September 01, 2014, 05:19:32 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on September 01, 2014, 05:22:43 PM
Cool map. I was in Winnipeg when Mt Saint Helens went up. Next day we had about 1-3 mm of ash fall out over everything. Neat and scary all at the same time.......
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Post by: Barthheart on September 04, 2014, 06:07:09 AM
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Post by: LongBlade on September 04, 2014, 09:36:04 AM
Ash3d model after eruption of Yellowstone

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/helenair.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/6f/36f745d7-db9b-535b-ba74-fd750013a3cd/540000a60d31c.preview-620.jpg)

I'd say if you're inside the purple you're screwed.

Of course, that doesn't include the nuclear winter that would set in for a few years.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on September 15, 2014, 11:06:37 PM
Not buyin it. The ash would be far more distorted to the east for 2 reasons:
-the jet stream
-the historical pattern. The last big one has been studied. It was dug up in about a 45 degree oblong to the SE.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2014, 04:10:33 AM
Depends- if it erupted during an election year the huge mass of hot air coming from Washington would likely cancel out some of the Jet Stream's effect.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 24, 2014, 06:02:10 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10440278_10152468201332042_1829534117391862056_n.jpg?oh=8975e6c38fbe8c4833cb94e02a933d34&oe=54C2672C&__gda__=1418016058_94fddbb99b6e24cc92e32dd8ce0a3926)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 25, 2014, 04:57:52 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 25, 2014, 05:20:42 PM
if you tilt your head a bit to the left its a stick figure guy riding an exercise bike.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 25, 2014, 05:52:46 PM
If those are the 'vast swaths of territory' that IS-hole has captured (all following the major rivers) then I have a new appreciation of just how incredibly much more of that entire area is also vast swaths of unpopulated nothing.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on October 04, 2014, 03:23:32 PM
(http://uncovercalifornia.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Most-Detailed-Map-Seafloor-developed.jpg?itok=byOBFOS_)


http://uncovercalifornia.com/content/21910-most-detailed-map-seafloor-published
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Post by: eyebiter on October 04, 2014, 07:04:34 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2014, 09:43:35 AM
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/greatest-maps-history-collected-one-fantastic-book/
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Post by: LongBlade on October 13, 2014, 10:41:08 AM
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/greatest-maps-history-collected-one-fantastic-book/

Only 12? Meh. The Atlas Maior had more.
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Post by: eyebiter on October 13, 2014, 01:24:59 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 13, 2014, 01:28:38 PM
The current outbreak is by far the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date.

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/history/chronology.html

As far as I can tell there's more reported cases of Ebola this year than in 1976-2013 combined. There was only about 54 cases in the last four years, total.

Oh...duh, maps:

http://healthmap.org/ebola/#projection

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Post by: eyebiter on October 16, 2014, 09:23:33 PM
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Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on October 17, 2014, 01:31:40 PM
Cool little story.  Thanks for sharing eyebiter
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Post by: Pinetree on October 18, 2014, 03:42:29 AM
Blowing my own horn here a bit,  here's my map of West Berlin 1989 for Flashpoints Campaigns:

(http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/9611/4BCB80F912F349A5ADEA650A435BB618.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 18, 2014, 06:56:53 AM
(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2014/03/14/agloe164-highlight_wide-4423f805f479575f6d4d388ba0d53241ed1fed08-s4-c85.jpg)

Agloe, New York
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/03/18/290236647/an-imaginary-town-becomes-real-then-not-true-story

A real Brigadoon.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 18, 2014, 06:57:12 AM
Blowing my own horn here a bit,  here's my map of West Berlin 1989 for Flashpoints Campaigns:

(http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/9611/4BCB80F912F349A5ADEA650A435BB618.jpg)

Impressive!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 20, 2014, 06:16:46 AM
Blowing my own horn here a bit,  here's my map of West Berlin 1989 for Flashpoints Campaigns:

(http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/9611/4BCB80F912F349A5ADEA650A435BB618.jpg)

there are 3 trees and a block of flats that you missed.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Pinetree on October 20, 2014, 10:04:14 AM
there are 3 trees and a block of flats that you missed.  :coolsmiley:

LOL! I forgot the planes too apparently.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2014, 07:04:33 PM
the most popular NFL team according to Facebook allegiances, county by county

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/newsroom/img/mt/2014/09/Screen_Shot_2014_09_05_at_4.40.46_PM/original.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 23, 2014, 07:13:35 PM
The Cowboys are a cancer that must be removed!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2014, 07:33:46 PM
and you notice that the Jets are nowhere to be found.  There is no county in the US with a plurality of Jets fans
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2014, 09:18:30 PM
I question there being that many Jaguar fans.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2014, 07:44:27 AM
It's funny that the Raiders are popular in SoCal but nowhere near Oakland.

I think the Final Solution to the Jaguar question will come soon enough. When they move to LA or Canada their fan footprint will decrease.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 24, 2014, 07:58:54 AM
The funny thing with the Raiders down there is that's only about 3 or maybe 4 counties, tops.  San Bernardino county is 3/4 of that area.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 24, 2014, 08:01:29 AM
the most popular NFL team according to Facebook allegiances, county by county

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/newsroom/img/mt/2014/09/Screen_Shot_2014_09_05_at_4.40.46_PM/original.png)

Well, that settles the major social crises of our lifetime!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 24, 2014, 09:30:53 AM
The Cowboys are a cancer that must be removed!

Amen brother!  Testify!!!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 24, 2014, 09:31:48 AM
It's funny that the Raiders are popular in SoCal but nowhere near Oakland.

I think the Final Solution to the Jaguar question will come soon enough. When they move to LA or Canada their fan footprint will decrease.

IMHO, they should move the Jags to LA.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on October 24, 2014, 01:28:54 PM
and you notice that the Jets are nowhere to be found.  There is no county in the US with a plurality of Jets fans

That was, in fact, the first thing I noted.  ;D 




The Cowboys are a cancer that must be removed!

Amen brother!  Testify!!!

+2!! 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 28, 2014, 06:04:48 PM
They don't actually watch the cowboys, they like the cheerleaders in their outfits.
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 29, 2014, 06:32:14 AM
They don't actually watch the cowboys, they like the cheerleaders in their outfits.

That can be forgiven.

(http://www.fadedindustry.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dallas.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on October 29, 2014, 02:18:52 PM
Not a normal use of a map, but very cool.
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Ed Fairburn doesn’t draw your ordinary portraits. Instead, he draws on maps, using borders, roads, and topography to help shape his creations. The result is simply stunning.

...a few more here. (http://fillthewell.com/map-portraits/)

(http://fillthewell.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/map-portraits-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 29, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
That is awesome.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 29, 2014, 05:52:08 PM
That is awesome.

Yes indeed! It looks a little bit like a young Michael Pare (Eddy & the Cruisers, Streets of Fire, Philadelphia Experiment and about a buttloadzillion other flicks):

(http://content6.flixster.com/photo/43/08/50/4308500_gal.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 30, 2014, 07:54:10 AM
real-time world incident maps
http://www.globalincidentmap.com/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 30, 2014, 09:06:23 AM
That's it?

I don't believe it. Our forums aren't on there. Nothing is more suspect than us.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 01, 2014, 02:26:13 PM
nerdiest neighborhood on earth

https://goo.gl/maps/alzVL
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on November 01, 2014, 02:28:58 PM
nerdiest neighborhood on earth

https://goo.gl/maps/alzVL

Awesome!  O0
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2014, 04:40:37 PM
nerdiest neighborhood on earth

https://goo.gl/maps/alzVL

Could be a side effect of legalizing marijuana.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 01, 2014, 07:45:01 PM
or really bored civil engineers.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 07, 2014, 07:56:02 AM
Africa - click to enlarge

(http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2010/10/true-size-of-africa.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on November 07, 2014, 08:50:06 AM
Pffft! Puny countries......  8)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 07, 2014, 09:39:48 AM
some interesting info on Asia's conflicts


click to enlarge
(http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/545bc3796bb3f7cc5877a965-1200-2309/asian%20border%20disputes_04.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on November 07, 2014, 10:44:58 AM
Cool couple of maps. Thanks, Brant.

The Asia Border map is curious. Fully half (9 of the 18 mentioned) involve China.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on November 27, 2014, 08:17:51 AM
Click to enlarge...

(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/196.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on November 27, 2014, 08:20:25 AM
Pretty cool, Barth.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 27, 2014, 08:38:57 AM
That is a terrific find!

Oddly, I don't see Latin represented unless it is supposed to be the actual Romance branch itself.  ???
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2014, 10:17:42 AM
I would flip the Dutch / German branches so that Dutch was closer to French, but otherwise looks pretty cool
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 27, 2014, 03:39:17 PM
I would flip the Dutch / German branches so that Dutch was closer to French, but otherwise looks pretty cool

Modern Dutch probably seems closer to French because of all the loan words. Most of those probably date back only to the latter 18th and early 19th century.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2014, 08:16:10 AM
(http://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/12/land-changes-1900-2010-forward_50perc_res.gif)

click to enlarge
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on December 04, 2014, 08:52:42 AM
Very cool, Brant.

I wonder what that means? My guess is that agricultural efficiency has improved. Smaller, isolated farms disappeared and were replaced with forest, while intensive agriculture became much more productive.

Any thoughts on the systems behind these changes?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2014, 09:29:20 AM
Any thoughts on the systems behind these changes?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/12/04/watch-how-europe-is-greener-now-than-100-years-ago/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on December 04, 2014, 10:15:11 AM
Cool. I get partial credit!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 04, 2014, 11:35:46 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p843x403/10606029_792277237490581_2893473741135302578_n.jpg?oh=3e213670a6d18b1b420206404206ebfa&oe=551311B7&__gda__=1427476816_2b795993f62dd671fde60e7d2b447c99)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on December 04, 2014, 11:52:18 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p843x403/10606029_792277237490581_2893473741135302578_n.jpg?oh=3e213670a6d18b1b420206404206ebfa&oe=551311B7&__gda__=1427476816_2b795993f62dd671fde60e7d2b447c99)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 05, 2014, 09:45:17 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/heres-a-map-of-all-the-rude-place-names-in-the-uk

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The UK is full of rude place names. The North-West has a Two Butt Lane and a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting an Upperthong.

(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr07/longform-original-19156-1416569166-3.jpg)

more at the link
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2014, 09:50:49 AM
You'd think the birthplace of English would understand how the language has changed in the last several hundred years. :)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 05, 2014, 10:34:11 AM
You'd think the birthplace of English would understand how the language has changed in the last several hundred years. :)

sometimes its so hard to talk that poofter Bawb.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2014, 08:26:07 PM
(http://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/12/land-changes-1900-2010-forward_50perc_res.gif)

click to enlarge

When fossil fuels replace wood for heating the trees win!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 05, 2014, 08:27:56 PM
why does Windy hate Scandinavia so much.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on December 08, 2014, 08:40:19 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/tapiture-sunday-1fdc118f22ee9384b149166.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 08, 2014, 08:44:45 AM
LOVE IT!

I did a whole abstract map series back in school for my junior mid terms.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on December 11, 2014, 08:41:22 AM
LOVE IT!

I did a whole abstract map series back in school for my junior mid terms.

But that guy did it in 20th century "Partridge Family Bus"!!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 11, 2014, 11:06:27 AM
You sir are an uncultured heathen.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 11, 2014, 05:54:36 PM
*cough* Mondrian *cough*
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 11, 2014, 06:06:54 PM
LOVE IT!

I did a whole abstract map series back in school for my junior mid terms.

But that guy did it in 20th century "Partridge Family Bus"!!

Golf clap
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2014, 12:24:54 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/boobs-versus-butts-pornhub-stats-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 12, 2014, 12:31:46 PM
its all about that base
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on December 12, 2014, 01:51:57 PM
Yep :D
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2014, 01:53:18 PM
Bewbs FTW!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on January 15, 2015, 07:40:31 PM
Here's an interactive map of crime by state over the last decade.

(http://www.movoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/crime.gif)

source: http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/crime-maps-over-time/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 15, 2015, 07:45:42 PM
we should all move to North Dakota.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 16, 2015, 05:58:04 AM
And I thought the FBI once said violent crime was decreasing across the board. Hmm.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 16, 2015, 07:07:09 AM
And I thought the FBI once said violent crime was decreasing across the board. Hmm.

It might be.  if it goes down from 150 to 100 in SC, but from 200 to 40 in TX, then relative to each other, their colors will change, but the numbers are going down across the board.

This map isn't anchored to a hard value, it's comparing them to each other.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 16, 2015, 09:12:17 AM
(http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAPS9.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 16, 2015, 09:16:44 AM
(http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAP-300dpi-old_young.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 16, 2015, 09:17:48 AM
(http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAPS12.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2015, 09:20:27 AM
Lies!!!  All the old Canadistanians are in Flori-duh.  >:(
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 16, 2015, 09:27:30 AM
(http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAP-300dpi-old_young.jpg)

I don't see Florida on that map
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on January 16, 2015, 09:27:44 AM
You still didn't open up to that poutine shack like I suggested eh?  Come on chop chop
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 16, 2015, 07:53:57 PM
You still didn't open up to that poutine shack like I suggested eh?  Come on chop chop

Nah, a Cora's franchise is the way to go.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on January 16, 2015, 07:57:15 PM
I forgot about those, they sure charge for fruits and Waffles!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2015, 08:03:00 PM
there was actually a radio add for a poutine place on air today.....
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on January 16, 2015, 09:10:27 PM
there was actually a radio add for a poutine place on air today.....

Flee, while there's still time!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2015, 09:11:21 PM
flee to where?  I'm awash in Canadistanians.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on January 16, 2015, 09:13:06 PM
The hills, Bubba!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: MetalDog on January 16, 2015, 09:31:14 PM
The only hills near were he lives are done by plastic surgeons.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2015, 09:35:26 PM
all the hills are north of Orlando.  :(

the place just opened up though.  I expect it will close sometime in late April.  >:D
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on January 17, 2015, 07:04:38 AM
The only hills near were he lives are done by plastic surgeons.
[emoji38]
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 21, 2015, 06:06:14 AM
flee to where?  I'm awash in Canadistanians.

So you might as well make a buck off of 'em.  It's the American way!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 26, 2015, 02:18:31 PM
from the archives - a good article about how maps can shape our understanding of the world, and why they should be more than just descriptors of where cars move around

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A258374
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 26, 2015, 04:57:00 PM
(http://dailyinfographics.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Add-a-little-bit-of-body-text1.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on January 26, 2015, 06:59:02 PM
from the archives - a good article about how maps can shape our understanding of the world, and why they should be more than just descriptors of where cars move around

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A258374

Great find.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 27, 2015, 04:49:53 AM
we should all move to North Dakota.

Hell no. 


Regardless of the oil-drilling, it remains one of the most god-forsaken places on earth.  North Dakota makes Florida (even with crazy ex's, elderly people who can't drive, and hordes of Canadistanians) a very Paradise in comparison. 

The only reason I ever venture into that misbegotten state -- and that's just across the border into Fargo -- is to visit my brother and his family (who are delusional and have convinced themselves they actually like it there ::) ). 




(http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAPS9.jpg)

Fascinating map!  You don't think of most of those other places as being that far north. 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 27, 2015, 04:57:26 AM
North Dakota (and South too, for that matter) are pretty much the movie Fargo, do y'tink?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on January 27, 2015, 05:57:11 AM
North Dakota (and South too, for that matter) are pretty much the movie Fargo, do y'tink?

I lived in Winterpeg for 4 years and even we made fun of North Dakota. And yes it is pretty much all like Fargo the movie...... :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2015, 09:18:10 AM
Someone on Reddit made a map of the world re-sized according to the respective populations of most countries, very cool

(http://i.imgur.com/NKiC8gH.png)

http://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/2sm2vj/world_population_map_2015_7088_x_3008_oc/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/2sm2vj/world_population_map_2015_7088_x_3008_oc/)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2015, 09:39:03 AM
GAAAAH!  Side-scrolling!  UGH!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: endfire79 on January 30, 2015, 07:46:33 AM
Shift+mousewheel! 

It looks fine as well on my Google Nexus...
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 30, 2015, 03:34:14 PM
Someone on Reddit made a map of the world re-sized according to the respective populations of most countries, very cool

That is kinda neat. 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on February 12, 2015, 03:57:02 PM
How well would you/your city/area "survive" a nuclear explosion??

http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 13, 2015, 09:18:52 AM
How well would you/your city/area "survive" a nuclear explosion??

http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

That's awesome. Should go in the time waster thread.  O0
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: MetalDog on February 20, 2015, 05:21:11 AM
Several maps of the hard drug trade around the world.  Cannabis not included.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/astonishing-maps-show-hard-drugs-122048889.html
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 12, 2015, 06:21:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CxXBkNP.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 12, 2015, 07:57:07 PM
cool!  I have a lake!  O0
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 12, 2015, 08:09:36 PM
cool!  I have a lake!  O0

What it's a lake of remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on May 13, 2015, 07:30:52 AM
cool!  I have a lake!  O0

I don't think so. That says "Mountains of Mist," not "Tigers in the..."
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on May 13, 2015, 11:43:06 AM
Ha, that's a great map.  The name makes it much gooder.  ;D 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 11:47:37 AM
cool!  I have a lake!  O0

I don't think so. That says "Mountains of Mist," not "Tigers in the..."

 :2funny:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 29, 2015, 11:00:19 AM
hooboys - there's some hilarious stuff here

http://judgmentalmaps.com
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on May 29, 2015, 11:33:45 AM
I love Judgmental Maps.  Always entertaining.  O0 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 29, 2015, 12:56:01 PM
hooboys - there's some hilarious stuff here

http://judgmentalmaps.com

Yeah, the Houston map you posted to my timeline is pretty much dead-on.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/9b3d9fc43d6160279683e75d2a459d71/tumblr_n8gcqfPbmM1s4df8ko1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 29, 2015, 01:03:45 PM
So whereabouts do you live?  How about Steelie; whereabouts did Steelie hang his hat?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 29, 2015, 01:15:44 PM
I live further north of the map, but I've worked all over town.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: MetalDog on May 30, 2015, 07:15:44 AM
Our States renamed by country with roughly the same GDP and one with roughly the same population:


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/map-renames-state-country-similar-112712095.html
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on June 01, 2015, 04:19:23 PM
Roman empire .

http://orbis.stanford.edu/orbis2012/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on June 16, 2015, 06:09:16 AM
Bringing Yale's Martellus map back to life.

http://news.yale.edu/2015/06/11/hidden-secrets-yale-s-1491-world-map-revealed-multispectral-imaging#_msocom_1
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on June 16, 2015, 07:23:41 AM
Bringing Yale's Martellus map back to life.

http://news.yale.edu/2015/06/11/hidden-secrets-yale-s-1491-world-map-revealed-multispectral-imaging#_msocom_1

Great stuff. Thanks!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on July 21, 2015, 08:48:02 AM
Secret Soviet Maps.

The Soviets mapped the West to a stunning degree.

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Given the technology of the time, the Soviet maps are incredibly accurate. Even today, the US State Department uses them (among other sources) to place international boundary lines on official government maps.

John Davies, a retired British software developer, has been studying the Soviet maps for a decade.

Guy’s company, Omnimap, was one of the first to import Soviet military maps to the West. But he wasn’t alone. Like the military officials charged with guarding the maps, map dealers around the world saw an opportunity. Maps that were once so secret that an officer who lost one could be sent to prison (or worse) were bought by the ton and resold for a profit to governments, telecommunications companies, and others.

“I’m guessing we bought a million sheets,” Guy says. “Maybe more.”

source: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2015, 06:33:37 PM
Outline of Connecticut overlaid on the Dallas metroplex area

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11056637_1333041640052630_8161402820436221400_n.jpg?oh=353988867a2f5e4ec587621385493577&oe=56743138)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 25, 2015, 03:24:08 PM
Damn!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 25, 2015, 04:39:23 PM
Unless you like living in a beehive that pic makes Connecticut look pretty good. I think I'll stay put.  O0
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2015, 05:07:06 PM
Unless you like living in a beehive that pic makes Connecticut look pretty good. I think I'll stay put.  O0

Heh. Dallas and Houston are pretty bright, but look at how much space lies beyond.

(http://www.utsa.edu/sombrilla/eagleford/lightbox/eagleford-satellite.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 25, 2015, 05:09:28 PM
and there ain't fuck-all out there, either. 
it's a full-day's drive from El Paso to San Antonio, and there's about 9 people the entire way.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 25, 2015, 05:14:27 PM
It's only 12 hours from Houston to El Paso. From SA to El Paso it's about 9 hours. And that's with an 85 MPH speed limit between Kerrville and El Paso for most of the way.

I guess I wouldn't call it a full day's drive because we've done it so many times, driving from Houston to Phoenix, which is about 20-22 hours or so, depending, and we've always just driven straight through. What's sad is more than half that trip is just in Texas.

You are right...there's fuck-all out there but truck stops, Texas Highway Patrol, and slow eighteen-wheelers.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 25, 2015, 05:15:36 PM
Again, making Connecticut "just right" (with a lower-case R).
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on September 25, 2015, 05:19:04 PM
With the cost of land, the proximity to NYC, and *********************** (censored for RPFW) there?

No thank you!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 25, 2015, 05:40:00 PM
From my little bit of small-town coastal Connecticut, New York is either 2 hours or 2000 light-years away, depending on how you look at it.

My biggest gripe is the restrictive gun laws, making me hesitate to buy anything right now and worry about the future. The only gun I personally own is a bolt action 22lr and has been kept at my parents' place for 30 years but I eventually stand to inherit two full size antique hammer shotguns, a third of unusual length, a flintlock blunderbus, an eight and 3/4 inch 44 Magnum revolver (yes 'that' kind) and a semiautomatic shotgun that was built by my grandfather in his machine shop in the Netherlands roughly 70 years ago from plans he obtained of a Browning design.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on September 26, 2015, 08:05:08 AM
Wow. That's a nice collection. The blunderbus is especially cool!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 30, 2015, 09:59:44 AM
bwahahahaha

(http://i.imgur.com/eHPoge5.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on October 10, 2015, 08:38:36 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/map-of-stereotypes?utm_term=.kaEgEk3pkD#.bq09x2Xz2q
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2015, 09:44:15 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/map-of-stereotypes?utm_term=.kaEgEk3pkD#.bq09x2Xz2q

Well, in NC...  KKK and Tobacco need to trade places
NASCAR, Christmas Trees, Krispy Kreme, and Moonshine all need to move west toward the mountains.  (Seriously, moonshine on the coast?)
Weed is in the right place.
Need a "Jimmy Buffett fans" spot along the southeast coast somewhere near where "moonshine" is now
And need "Nerds" and/or "Yankee immigrants/interlopers" about where "Christmas Trees" is right now
Finally, need to add "craft beers" underneath the "C" in "Country" - about where Asheville is right now (tho honestly, you could put "weed" there, too)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2015, 09:47:07 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/map-of-stereotypes?utm_term=.kaEgEk3pkD#.bq09x2Xz2q

Out in California, "Starbucks" and "Wineyard" are both right in the middle of the Salinas River Valley, which is where most of the US's broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and lettuce come from.
"Vegan Pub" is right on top of Travis AFB.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on October 10, 2015, 09:55:54 AM
<pssst! Brant!>

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Smilies/senseofhumor.gif)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2015, 10:04:44 AM
I have one. i just want it to be an accurate one ;)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
I have one. i just want it to be an accurate one ;)

Look, for a 17 year-old, that map is pretty effing good.  Sheisseporno!  LOL!!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 14, 2015, 12:50:08 PM
The correct spelling is Scheisseporno.

It's either 'scheisse' or 'scheiße.'

(http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/312.gif)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2015, 01:19:32 PM
either way it is crappy, and by that I mean unappealing, porn.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 14, 2015, 02:06:21 PM
LOL I know, Cent...I was being a (gasp) smartass.  O:-)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2015, 04:29:25 AM
pretty much any USGS too map you could want

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/maplocator/(ctype=areaDetails&xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd&carea=%24ROOT&layout=6_1_61_48&uiarea=2)/.do
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2015, 01:59:26 PM
click to enlarge

(http://pandius.com/wrath-known-world-24-1004ac-original-colours.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 26, 2015, 02:14:18 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/The_Honor_Harrington_Universe.png/1024px-The_Honor_Harrington_Universe.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 02:15:04 PM
^that's cool!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 26, 2015, 06:12:54 PM
^that's cool!

+1

Now, if only there was another HH book out that was not a prequel.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 04, 2015, 08:13:57 AM
I'm so buying the atlas of countries that don't exist

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151103-the-countries-that-dont-exist
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on November 04, 2015, 08:22:19 AM
I'm so buying the atlas of countries that don't exist

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151103-the-countries-that-dont-exist

Yet another trend toward the devolution of the nation-state.

Interesting, though.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: panzerde on November 21, 2015, 07:05:28 PM
Having lived for some time in the territory of the so-called "Republic of Lakotah" I can tell you no such state exists. It's a fiction courtesy of some Lakota activists. The Sioux tribal bands themselves certainly don't act like it exists. A "nation" that depends almost entirely on the US Bureau of Indian Affairs for food, housing, and nearly everything else necessary for life isn't a nation by any measure.


What the author seems to have missed is that the Lakota essentially are exactly that, however: sovereign nations. The tribal bands are technically autonomous (dependent) governments and the reservations sovereign tribal territory. This has legal standing with the US Government, where the Republic of Lakotah doesn't.


I suspect a number of these other places are similar.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on December 22, 2015, 03:34:14 PM
What Happens When The Grid Meets The Curvature of The Earth? (http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/12/what-happens-when-grid-meets-curvature.html)  I think we've all seen dis-connected roads like this and wondered WTF?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on December 23, 2015, 02:56:29 PM
What Happens When The Grid Meets The Curvature of The Earth? (http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/12/what-happens-when-grid-meets-curvature.html)  I think we've all seen dis-connected roads like this and wondered WTF?

Fascinating.  I of course see these all the time here in Minnesota, but I never really thought to wonder what the reason (if any) for them was, and/or why there was so many of them.  Thanks for the link steve

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: panzerde on December 23, 2015, 03:02:17 PM
One of my employees totally unexpectedly made me a Christmas present of an old book he found that contains fold out maps of about 300 years of cartographic history of Northumberland!  O0

Amazingly, there are maps from the 16th Century clearly labeled "Bob's House."
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on December 24, 2015, 11:07:22 AM
Amazingly, there are maps from the 16th Century clearly labeled "Bob's House."

Well there's no reason he couldn't have lived on this side of the pond for a while before moving back again.  :D 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 24, 2015, 08:58:12 PM
IIRC Bawb's 'stache went by the name of Washington in America at the time.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 04, 2016, 09:00:33 PM
here's something interesting - US states redrawn to so that the population in each is roughly equal.  Note that none of the existing state names were kept, except NYC inherited the name "New York" b/c it's basically a city-state like LA and Philly.

click to enlarge
(http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/map--50.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 05, 2016, 05:05:19 AM
Fascinating.  Also interesting to see which cities they designated as the capital of each state.  I wonder what factors/thinking (if any) was used in determining them. 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 05, 2016, 05:34:31 AM
existing capitals and/or largest cities?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 05, 2016, 05:37:39 AM
existing capitals and/or largest cities?

Never mind - Bakersfield wouldn't have been picked over Fresno.  Both choices suck; both are crappy cities.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 05, 2016, 01:13:07 PM
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to them.  Some are indeed existing capitals, some are the new state's most centrally-located (or only) large city/metro area, and others (such as "Fireland's" capital of Elyria, which is in between Cleveland & Toledo) seems to be rather random.  ??? 

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: LongBlade on January 10, 2016, 04:57:59 PM
Link to a map possibly used by Columbus. Sorry - having trouble embedding the image here.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/did-this-map-guide-columbus-180955295/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on January 11, 2016, 09:51:37 AM
I'd love a copy of that to mount on my man cave wall. I'm trying to piece together a collect of old maps for the walls.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on January 11, 2016, 01:06:18 PM
(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2016/largestagema.png)

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This image shows the latest results as colored dots superimposed on an artist’s conception of the Milky Way. Red dots show stars that formed when the Milky Way was young and small, while blue shows stars that formed more recently, when the Milky Way was big and mature. The color scale shows how many billion years have passed since those stars formed. Credit: G. Stinson (MPIA)

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-largest-age-milky-reveals-galaxy.html
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on January 11, 2016, 01:20:35 PM
Cool! 
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 28, 2016, 06:04:48 AM
Interesting to see 2 of the places I lived in Germany right underneath planned Soviet nuke strikes should the WWIII balloon have ever gone up

click to enlarge
(http://i.imgur.com/CNywwHP.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2016, 11:21:18 PM
whats more interesting is that the major strikes lay across the deep logistic paths of NATO armies and lines of retreat.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 29, 2016, 04:05:08 AM
whats more interesting is that the major strikes lay across the deep logistic paths of NATO armies and lines of retreat.

A lot of those locations were NATO equipment / ammo stockpiles.

Interestingly enough, they missed most of the nuclear weapons storage sites from the old 59th Ordnance Brigade.

They did manage to get virtually all the major airbases, though.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on February 16, 2016, 11:49:28 AM
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A new digital map offers an impressive rendering of the Mars landscape.

Using NASA open data, Ordnance Survey, the U.K.'s national mapping agency, has surveyed part of the red planet’s surface to create a one-off paper and digital map. The 2,282-by-1,691-mile Mars map, produced at a scale of 1 to 4 million, is part of an OS effort to assess potential use of its mapping expertise for future Mars missions.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/02/16/uk-mapping-agency-ordnance-survey-creates-cool-digital-mars-map.html?intcmp=hplnws

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/news/2016/os-maps-out-of-this-world.html

Zoomable map images available here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/osmapping/

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/science/2016/02/16/uk-mapping-agency-ordnance-survey-creates-cool-digital-mars-map/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1455638762296.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on July 20, 2016, 07:35:29 PM
Rude place names in UK.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/heres-a-map-of-all-the-rude-place-names-in-the-uk?utm_term=.cb8gkDqDoz#.kl0aexYxV2
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 22, 2016, 04:19:09 PM
Someone Made A Map Of Every Rude Place Name In The UK

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The UK is full of rude place names. The North West has a Two Butt Lane and a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting an Upperthong.
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr07/longform-original-19156-1416569166-3.jpg)

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South Wales includes such classics as Pwllypant, Cwm Farteg, and Bully-Hole Bottom.
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr05/longform-original-17609-1416568774-3.jpg)

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Northumberland has an Ogle and a Frolic in close proximity, as well as Bushygap.
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr11/longform-original-6374-1416569058-9.jpg)

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Cornwall has not one but two Shag Rocks and a Brown Willy.
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr01/longform-original-2062-1416568930-9.jpg)

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Sussex is notable for having Dicker, The Dicker, and Upper Dicker all nearby.
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-11/21/6/enhanced/webdr02/longform-original-22601-1416568690-3.jpg)



Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bob48 on July 22, 2016, 04:29:39 PM
I like it! I want a f****** framed copy to hang on the f****** wall.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 22, 2016, 04:40:29 PM
I like it! I want a f****** framed copy to hang on the f****** wall.

You might find it here, somewhere:

http://www.stghq.com/

Have fun. Looks like a site to get lost in.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on July 25, 2016, 06:39:10 PM
BC, didn't find it on the website.
Google search doesn't bring it up.  Bawb, if you find the vendor be a nice chap and share with us ruddy colonials?

Never mind, finally enlarged the site enough to read it.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 11, 2016, 09:57:28 AM
Map of to-date space exploration:

(http://geoawesomeness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Space-Exploration-Map-Large-Geoawesomeness.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on September 11, 2016, 10:45:59 AM
O0
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2016, 11:09:47 AM
O0


+1 cool!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2016, 11:54:42 AM
Great graphic!


It's pretty humbling to think that Voyager 1, the farthest any of our creations have travelled, has gone a little over a 500th of a light year, and even though Voyager 1 is not just the farthest-traveling but also the fastest-traveling man-made object to date it will take about 75 thousand years to travel a distance equal to that of our nears stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2016, 11:58:37 AM
And it's going to be a pain in the ass once it decides to return to Earth ;)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2016, 12:07:36 PM
And it's going to be a pain in the ass once it decides to return to Earth ;)

With a few upgrades...
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 11, 2016, 07:08:49 PM
I don't think that picture is to scale.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2016, 07:35:18 PM
I don't think that picture is to scale.

Uranus isn't really that big?
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 26, 2016, 09:16:19 PM
(http://all-that-is-interesting.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/largest-us-cities-by-decade.gif)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on November 27, 2016, 09:45:45 AM
Fascinating.  I don't suppose there's a pausable version of that map, is there? 
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 27, 2016, 10:17:57 AM
Fascinating.  I don't suppose there's a pausable version of that map, is there? 


it's a GIF - download it and open in an image editor, and you can pull indie images out.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on November 29, 2016, 06:52:32 AM
What every Country Is #1 at.  Yeah, go USA :-\

(http://infobeautiful4.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/05/RETINA_IIB_International-Number-Ones-2016-16colours.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on November 29, 2016, 07:47:19 AM
Pakistan.... 1st in gay p0rn...  :o ... which is in the Gastronomy category...  :timeout:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 29, 2016, 07:54:31 AM
How is Libya beating the US in Fat Kids?!?!?!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on November 29, 2016, 08:04:31 AM
How is Libya beating the US in Fat Kids?!?!?!

If you look at the sources, I'm pretty sure most of the the information came from "...and others."
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 01, 2016, 05:47:14 PM
Umm...Mongolia is first in velociraptors?  ???
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 01, 2016, 06:18:23 PM
Umm...Mongolia is first in velociraptors?  ???

Velociraptor fossils.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 01, 2016, 07:44:42 PM
I was gonna say...
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 03, 2016, 05:05:22 AM
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/here-are-the-real-boundaries-of-american-metropolises-decided-by-an-algorithm

what if we grouped the country by extended metro areas
(http://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/lg/37424/image.jpg)

3 thoughts -
1.  "Fresno" shouldn't be extending to the coast.  LA/SF should be snaking down the coast, on the west side of the coastal range mountains to cover that gap.
2.  Same thing on the East Coast, where Myrtle Beach is currently absorbed in "Charlotte" when it really belongs with Savannah-Charleston along the Grand Strand
3.  Southwest Oklahoma gets roped into OKC, while the Dallas extends to the state line.  This splits Lawton OK and Wichita Falls TX, which are kind of a twin-orbit community there.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on December 03, 2016, 12:05:40 PM
CIA maps going back to the OSS.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ciagov/albums
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on December 03, 2016, 03:49:02 PM
Umm...Mongolia is first in velociraptors?  ???

Velociraptor fossils.

Actually they pre-date Jurassic Park by about 70+ million years (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor) ;)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 13, 2016, 06:56:42 AM
Good news!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-congress-putting-its-map-collection-on-the-map-180961380/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on December 14, 2016, 12:49:24 PM
Sweet! 
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2017, 08:42:54 AM
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cia-celebrating-its-cartography-divisions-75th-anniversary-declassified-maps-180961419/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2017, 01:49:22 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/ottoman-empires-take-on-us-in-1803-2017-2
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on March 08, 2017, 02:38:27 PM
Interactive map shows EVERY German bomb dropped on London during the Blitz (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2243951/The-astonishing-interactive-map-EVERY-bomb-dropped-London-Blitz.html)

Luftwaffe target map of London found in loft (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nazi-bomb-sights-luftwaffe-map-9912167)

  (http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9912076.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-PROD-BNPS_LuftwaffeMapRevealsLondonBombTargets_01.jpg)

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 16, 2017, 04:36:48 PM
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on March 18, 2017, 12:32:07 AM
Cool... 
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 01, 2017, 04:43:37 PM
hyper-detailed map of imperial Rome 211AD

https://www.tabulae-geographicae.de/english/imperium-romanum-211-ad
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on May 19, 2017, 04:54:31 PM
Gorgeous map for "Gorizia" the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, 1916.


http://italianwars.net/GORIZIA/GORIZIA-MAPPA.jpg
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 09, 2017, 07:16:11 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19756480_1286110701498248_5347268710114240445_n.jpg?oh=be88b602ebff9a8be3a9ac78cba2a836&oe=59C6363A)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2017, 06:07:48 AM
https://matadornetwork.com/read/mapped-united-states-canada-latitudes-europe/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 23, 2017, 05:36:21 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/10-maps-that-explain-russia-strategy-2017-7
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on July 25, 2017, 06:46:35 PM
Major Roman Roads done as a subway map
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 25, 2017, 07:31:20 PM
Major Roman Roads done as a subway map

Ha! That is great!

That map would look awesome framed on the wall.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: besilarius on July 25, 2017, 08:57:34 PM
Take the file to FedexKinkos and they can blow it up.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 26, 2017, 05:05:04 AM
Take the file to FedexKinkos and they can blow it up.

yeah, but it's going to be a little fuzzy b/c of the resolution
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 26, 2017, 05:37:28 AM
That's what I was thinking so a little Chrome reverse-image google-fu found this:


(http://rodinia.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Imp%C3%A9rio-Romano_mapa-metr%C3%B4-2.jpg)



Still can't blow it up to poster size but maybe large picture-frame size? Too bad it's a jpeg.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 26, 2017, 05:43:09 AM
Would be easy enough to put it into Photoshop, enlarge it, sharpen the edges, etc.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 26, 2017, 06:59:11 AM
Stags - send me the largest one you can find and I'll see what I can do w/ it for you :)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 26, 2017, 05:07:06 PM
This is the largest one so far that looks ok zoomed in:

http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/forumfiles/rome_iii-01-1.jpg

(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/forumfiles/rome_iii-01-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: gameleaper on July 28, 2017, 12:16:51 AM
spirit drawing app that can draw by itself, maybe a map.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on July 31, 2017, 06:07:21 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/aZdPxKd.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 06:55:46 AM
^ very cool!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 07, 2017, 07:30:53 AM
most distinctive jargon in job listings, state-by-state


click to enlarge
(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*qSdtvCOjLN2vr-0DVUS6rg.png)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Martok on August 07, 2017, 09:21:30 AM
Michigan and New York are my favorites.  The referencing of animals is simply too funny.  ::)  :2funny: 
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 06:45:06 PM
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Old Portuguese map of India

(https://i.redd.it/zlihhn5o6jfz.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 06:53:08 PM
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Map of northwestern Middle Earth

(https://i.redd.it/1ch71d97gffz.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 06:56:38 PM
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French copy of Cook’s foundation map of New Zealand, showing the track of the Endeavour around both islands, from October 6, 1769, to April 1, 1770 by John Hawkesworth

(https://i.redd.it/57xaomqhvtez.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on September 24, 2017, 01:30:44 PM
(http://brilliantmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/Map-of-the-Roman-Empire-in-211-CE.jpg)


http://brilliantmaps.com/roman-empire-211/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 02, 2017, 07:46:23 AM
Map of sci-fi genres?

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22049896_10155155416683095_4607333481902661558_n.jpg?oh=0174118a2d8977df1c75c50d33e6aeba&oe=5A8686B4)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 07:48:38 AM
Helm, set course for Pleasure World of the Catgirl Empire. Maximum Warp!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2017, 07:52:41 AM
Planet Vasquez  :2funny:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: chemkid on October 02, 2017, 08:01:15 AM
(https://globalvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/japan-map-2-800x450.png)

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The omission of Japan from a map on the official web page of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea has provoked outrage in Japan, and exposed deep resentment against its neighbor.
  :crazy2:

https://globalvoices.org/2017/10/02/japans-removal-from-south-koreas-winter-olympics-map-revives-old-disputes-between-the-two-neighbors/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 15, 2017, 07:12:20 AM
The Soviet Military Program that Secretly Mapped the Entire World

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/maps-soviet-union-ussr-military-secret-mapping-spies/


(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2017/10/12/soviet-maps/01-Washington-chi_davies_figA1034.ngsversion.1507907688538.adapt.676.1.jpg)



(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2017/10/12/soviet-maps/San-Diego-composite.adapt.710.1.jpg)


The book about the Soviet project:

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2017/10/12/soviet-maps/Davies,-Red-Atlas,-cover.adapt.676.1.jpg)

https://smile.amazon.com/Red-Atlas-Soviet-Secretly-Mapped/dp/022638957X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508073031&sr=8-1
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2017, 12:07:13 PM
Map of the aftermath of Custer's "Last Stand."

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Custer_Battlefield_1908_%28bottom%29.jpg/1280px-Custer_Battlefield_1908_%28bottom%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: W8taminute on December 17, 2017, 07:11:51 AM
Map of sci-fi genres?

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22049896_10155155416683095_4607333481902661558_n.jpg?oh=0174118a2d8977df1c75c50d33e6aeba&oe=5A8686B4)


Looks like a screenshot of Stellaris.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bbmike on December 17, 2017, 08:06:18 AM
^I'll take one ticket to Catgirl Empire if you please.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2017, 10:19:12 AM
Especially if there's a stopover at Pleasure Planet.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2017, 10:35:01 AM
Can we stop at the Planet of Hats on the way? I need a new toque.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2017, 12:03:08 PM
And, like, y'know, there's like, some groovy vibes comin' from the space hippie pad.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2017, 05:18:04 PM
Giger planet? (http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v200/Taeradun/smile/emot-quagmire.gif~c200)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bob48 on December 18, 2017, 05:16:28 AM
Don't go there!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 18, 2017, 05:38:58 AM
Giger planet? (http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v200/Taeradun/smile/emot-quagmire.gif~c200)

H.R. Giger, probably.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: mirth on December 18, 2017, 05:40:39 AM
Probably still best to skip it.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 11, 2018, 07:59:08 AM
This map shows the world divided into seven sections (each with a distinct color) each section containing 1 billion people:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jKCGTAow6ZA/UqecLDsjpsI/AAAAAAABceg/0FaQpgRpUzs/s1600/maps_change_world_photos1.jpg)


This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia's entire population lives:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1Sa7w4A-oCw/UqecUQA2Z2I/AAAAAAABcfo/fEIUCZuDNrk/s1600/maps_change_world_photos2.jpg)


It may not come as a surprise, but more people live inside the highlighted circle on this map, than outside of it:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K1p55hXIxxs/Uqeca0UB4wI/AAAAAAABcgo/xH_bq9iwM5g/s1600/maps_change_world_photos3.jpg)


This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you're standing. For the most part, it's water:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_Ph9J6I21U/Uqecb7u5DOI/AAAAAAABcgw/Mustx6a-zLE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos4.jpg)


Countries (in red) that have McDonald's:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aPGLUWNUFc8/UqeccsCbCUI/AAAAAAABcg4/XPBq4VyeWoc/s1600/maps_change_world_photos5.jpg)


This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nQyPGgavr4E/UqecdUNeTrI/AAAAAAABcg8/dxsZDiclbnQ/s1600/maps_change_world_photos6.jpg)


This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded (22, in the whole world):

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1d1bn2XCv7k/Uqece4N9mFI/AAAAAAABchM/rawtDGL78aE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos7.jpg)


The line on this map shows all of the world's Internet connections...in 1969:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a9YIlgFWCyk/UqeceoMBoKI/AAAAAAABchI/6bOafdqJ7u4/s1600/maps_change_world_photos8.jpg)


This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5IEnI8WA8aw/Uqecfgnnl6I/AAAAAAABchY/kmEpPc1mA2U/s1600/maps_change_world_photos9.jpg)


This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time (and maybe, arguably, still are to an extent):

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wnEPUTFZdoc/UqecK9N8YcI/AAAAAAABcec/scj7EjHiKW0/s1600/maps_change_world_photos10.jpg)


This map shows (in red) the countries that don't use the metric system (because we didn't get to THE MOON USIN' NO DAMN CENTIMETERS, SON):

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CgRGzxad_E0/UqecK0Ohh3I/AAAAAAABceY/Y-4t1sbiO3c/s1600/maps_change_world_photos11.jpg)


This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_zw1ONh1lRg/UqecN8sKoII/AAAAAAABce0/ClzDcZqeAYo/s1600/maps_change_world_photos12.jpg)


This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j7gX3k7ajlg/UqecN4QW7zI/AAAAAAABce4/HZwRAUTzkVE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos13.jpg)


And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EjQF1W5CL2Q/UqecNTEg9uI/AAAAAAABcew/xZEfvLixecU/s1600/maps_change_world_photos14.jpg)


This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NQ06X2XFH7Q/UqecRVS353I/AAAAAAABcfI/GLCQ-WrH6LE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos15.jpg)


And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9mYxgjgvjMU/UqecRiPhLYI/AAAAAAABcfM/mZzP8kfPIYo/s1600/maps_change_world_photos16.jpg)


This is a map of who the highest-paid public employees are in  the U.S.:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6Bx9WpkGjBA/UqecSCww55I/AAAAAAABcfU/uiBbV7SoZ38/s1600/maps_change_world_photos17.jpg)


This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9A8LL5ug3hM/UqecS9GBsPI/AAAAAAABcfg/q7TFtj3Gur0/s1600/maps_change_world_photos18.jpg)







Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 11, 2018, 08:04:49 AM
Countries (in red) that have McDonald's:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aPGLUWNUFc8/UqeccsCbCUI/AAAAAAABcg4/XPBq4VyeWoc/s1600/maps_change_world_photos5.jpg)

Iceland here I come!
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on January 12, 2018, 11:30:46 AM
This map shows the world divided into seven sections (each with a distinct color) each section containing 1 billion people:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jKCGTAow6ZA/UqecLDsjpsI/AAAAAAABceg/0FaQpgRpUzs/s1600/maps_change_world_photos1.jpg)


This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia's entire population lives:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1Sa7w4A-oCw/UqecUQA2Z2I/AAAAAAABcfo/fEIUCZuDNrk/s1600/maps_change_world_photos2.jpg)

I actually use several of these in the course I teach.


It may not come as a surprise, but more people live inside the highlighted circle on this map, than outside of it:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K1p55hXIxxs/Uqeca0UB4wI/AAAAAAABcgo/xH_bq9iwM5g/s1600/maps_change_world_photos3.jpg)


This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you're standing. For the most part, it's water:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_Ph9J6I21U/Uqecb7u5DOI/AAAAAAABcgw/Mustx6a-zLE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos4.jpg)


Countries (in red) that have McDonald's:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aPGLUWNUFc8/UqeccsCbCUI/AAAAAAABcg4/XPBq4VyeWoc/s1600/maps_change_world_photos5.jpg)


This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nQyPGgavr4E/UqecdUNeTrI/AAAAAAABcg8/dxsZDiclbnQ/s1600/maps_change_world_photos6.jpg)


This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded (22, in the whole world):

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1d1bn2XCv7k/Uqece4N9mFI/AAAAAAABchM/rawtDGL78aE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos7.jpg)


The line on this map shows all of the world's Internet connections...in 1969:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a9YIlgFWCyk/UqeceoMBoKI/AAAAAAABchI/6bOafdqJ7u4/s1600/maps_change_world_photos8.jpg)


This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5IEnI8WA8aw/Uqecfgnnl6I/AAAAAAABchY/kmEpPc1mA2U/s1600/maps_change_world_photos9.jpg)


This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time (and maybe, arguably, still are to an extent):

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wnEPUTFZdoc/UqecK9N8YcI/AAAAAAABcec/scj7EjHiKW0/s1600/maps_change_world_photos10.jpg)


This map shows (in red) the countries that don't use the metric system (because we didn't get to THE MOON USIN' NO DAMN CENTIMETERS, SON):

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CgRGzxad_E0/UqecK0Ohh3I/AAAAAAABceY/Y-4t1sbiO3c/s1600/maps_change_world_photos11.jpg)


This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_zw1ONh1lRg/UqecN8sKoII/AAAAAAABce0/ClzDcZqeAYo/s1600/maps_change_world_photos12.jpg)


This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j7gX3k7ajlg/UqecN4QW7zI/AAAAAAABce4/HZwRAUTzkVE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos13.jpg)


And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EjQF1W5CL2Q/UqecNTEg9uI/AAAAAAABcew/xZEfvLixecU/s1600/maps_change_world_photos14.jpg)


This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NQ06X2XFH7Q/UqecRVS353I/AAAAAAABcfI/GLCQ-WrH6LE/s1600/maps_change_world_photos15.jpg)


And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9mYxgjgvjMU/UqecRiPhLYI/AAAAAAABcfM/mZzP8kfPIYo/s1600/maps_change_world_photos16.jpg)


This is a map of who the highest-paid public employees are in  the U.S.:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6Bx9WpkGjBA/UqecSCww55I/AAAAAAABcfU/uiBbV7SoZ38/s1600/maps_change_world_photos17.jpg)


This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9A8LL5ug3hM/UqecS9GBsPI/AAAAAAABcfg/q7TFtj3Gur0/s1600/maps_change_world_photos18.jpg)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on January 12, 2018, 11:31:30 AM
Countries (in red) that have McDonald's:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aPGLUWNUFc8/UqeccsCbCUI/AAAAAAABcg4/XPBq4VyeWoc/s1600/maps_change_world_photos5.jpg)

Iceland here I come!

Don't worry, they have KFC  :)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 27, 2018, 04:59:06 PM
https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas

wow  :o :o :o

a random map generated every hour, with random place names, too (!)

examples:

https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas/status/957157624390258688

https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas/status/957187798611693569

https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas/status/956508309875458048

https://twitter.com/unchartedatlas/status/954968183684894720

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 03, 2018, 01:17:38 PM
cutaways under London

https://londonist.com/london/transport/london-cutaways
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 19, 2018, 03:51:17 AM
http://www.scotese.com
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 31, 2018, 10:48:22 AM
Really cool set of maps about land use in the US

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 06, 2018, 10:33:47 AM
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/30/china-africa-stereotype-map-chaotic-somalia-awesome-gambia/
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on January 09, 2020, 02:06:19 PM
Well, my wife and I were thinking of moving to Tennessee, but now  >:(

(http://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/105715291-BeerMap_2019-01.jpg?v=1549042012)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on January 09, 2020, 02:15:41 PM
(http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/5bd0a1e94445eae5838cab78/attachments/original/1555136913/canada-map-prices.svg?1555136913)
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on January 09, 2020, 02:26:46 PM
^If that is in US $s, then its time you moved south :crazy2:
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Barthheart on January 09, 2020, 04:29:15 PM
Nah, thems Canuck bucks.... but still.
Beer taxes in Ontario, where I am, are something like 300% higher than in NY State, which is an hours drive from my house. 
#:-)

Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 09, 2020, 05:03:00 PM
Now I know why the Newfies all drink home made screetch.
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: steve58 on January 29, 2020, 09:22:09 AM
King George III's vast collection of military maps now available online (https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jan/28/george-iiis-vast-collection-of-military-maps-goes-online):

https://militarymaps.rct.uk/the-maps
Title: Re: Maps!
Post by: Lotti Fuehrscheim on July 04, 2020, 07:23:42 PM
The Portolan map of Dulcert AD 1339

Sailors from Genoa and other Mediaeval naval trading cities had pretty good maps.

Here is one from AD 1339, the dots are my plots of identified places, for which I have both geographical coordinates and the coordinates on the map.

(http://springelkamp.nl/usr/img/Geschiedenis/Portolaan/PortolanWhole.jpg)

and here is a high resolution scan of the parchment that contains the map.

http://springelkamp.nl/usr/img/Geschiedenis/Kaarten/AngelinoDulcert1339.jpg (http://springelkamp.nl/usr/img/Geschiedenis/Kaarten/AngelinoDulcert1339.jpg)

I have studied the mapping methods and the accuracy of the map. The results are presented here:

http://springelkamp.nl/?Categorie=Portolaan (http://springelkamp.nl/?Categorie=Portolaan)

The most interesting part is in Dutch, but I can translate it here if anybody is interested.