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  • Fun with maps

    http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-t ... the-world/

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    That WAS very interesting, esp. 'places Britain has NOT invaded' (few) and the population densities of Paris and southeast Asia! :shock:

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    • #3
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      Fascinating stuff. I am sure the U.S. will be the last country to go metric publically. I sure wish it would so I could "get" Field measurements.

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      • #4
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        Be sure and check out the MapPorn link near the end of the introduction. Hundreds of maps like these, with a search function, too.

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        • #5
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          Thanks. My son teaches AP Human Geography. He'll have a lot of fun with this.

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            Googling Earth is on of my favorite pasttimes..I especially like the posted photos .. beautiful scenery I will never see...contrast in unsuspected magnificant buildings in remote places and abject poverty in presuambly modern world hot spots..

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            • #7
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              Great stuff! Thanks Dr. Jay!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by lonewolf
                Googling Earth is on of my favorite pasttimes..I especially like the posted photos .. beautiful scenery I will never see...contrast in unsuspected magnificant buildings in remote places and abject poverty in presuambly modern world hot spots..
                Agreed. I like "walking" through towns that I pick at random using the street view. In addition, viewing the intricacies of the mapped ocean floor is fascinating.

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                • #9
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                  Estimating the height of Mt. Everest:

                  http://i.imgur.com/SBldp.jpg

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                  • #10
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                    Beautiful maps of Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition (use the full-screen, roam, and zoom functions, which are really smooth):

                    http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/map-of-s ... xpedition/

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                    • #11
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                      Another kind of mapping, maybe... We've been having fun recently going outside to watch the quick transit overhead:

                      http://spotthestation.nasa.gov

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                      • #12
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                        Map of Bigfoot sightings:

                        http://www.nbcnews.com/science/looking- ... 4B11203811

                        Lots of 'em in the Cleveland area.

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                          Premature Fatality due to Air Pollution

                          http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... iotd_title

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                            Originally posted by DrJay
                            http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/
                            Thank you! I'll be staring at that stuff for days. And now I've got some evidence about beer to show to my snooty wine-drinking friends.

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                              Originally posted by TN1965
                              Premature Fatality due to Air Pollution

                              http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... iotd_title
                              This won't load, post shutdown.

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