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Re: Maps!
« Reply #375 on: February 19, 2018, 03:51:17 AM »
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« Reply #376 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/
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« Reply #378 on: January 09, 2020, 02:06:19 PM »
Well, my wife and I were thinking of moving to Tennessee, but now  >:(

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« Reply #379 on: January 09, 2020, 02:15:41 PM »

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« Reply #380 on: January 09, 2020, 02:26:46 PM »
^If that is in US $s, then its time you moved south :crazy2:
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« Reply #381 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. 
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« Reply #382 on: January 09, 2020, 05:03:00 PM »
Now I know why the Newfies all drink home made screetch.
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« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 09:27:42 AM by steve58 »
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Re: Maps!
« Reply #384 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.



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

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

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