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  • http://guesswhereyouare.com/

    Fun game. Guess Where You Are.

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    • Fun and extremely difficult.. took me a while to figure out I need to enlarge the map and carefully pinpoint my guess rather than just point to Europe/South America/Australia...
      The world looks a lot alike wherever you are if there are no cultural/language clues... turns out the iron rich red dirt of Australia looks exactly like western Oklahoma.
      I did terrible....

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      • The birth of cities.

        http://metrocosm.com/history-of-cities/

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        • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
          Fascinating - interesting that first "city" in North America was Canokia - aka Saint Louis

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          • More interesting--New York City and Montreal only date back to 2000.

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            • Here's a map purporting to show how peaceful the world's nations are:

              http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/pa...al-peace-index

              (When you open that page, click on BROWSE MAP. The world map will appear. At the top of the page are tabs that get you to other peacefulness maps, including one showing the US states.)

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              • Don't know if a link about this map has appeared yet. Supposedly a really good version of a standard map of the US:

                http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/c...0&kwp_1=338186

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                • "Greatest Threats around the World."

                  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...lobal-threats/

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                  • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                    "Greatest Threats around the World."

                    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...lobal-threats/
                    If ISIS is North America minus Mexico's greatest threat life must be darn good.

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                    • getting rid of Mercator distortion

                      http://www.boredpanda.com/true-size-...damon-maneice/

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                      • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                        Supposedly a really good version of a standard map of the US:

                        http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/c...0&kwp_1=338186
                        Being a cartophile since I was a kid with a USA map on one wall and a World map on the opposite wall, I just ordered one on Amazon - $30.

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                        • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                          Don't know if a link about this map has appeared yet. Supposedly a really good version of a standard map of the US:

                          http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/c...0&kwp_1=338186
                          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          Being a cartophile since I was a kid with a USA map on one wall and a World map on the opposite wall, I just ordered one on Amazon - $30.
                          Recently I moved to Oregon and I read a similar article about his map of Oregon, so I bought one online for $10. For my purposes the free map from AAA works just as well.

                          But I'm no cartophile. I mean, I like carts as much as the next guy but I'm not making a fetish of it.

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                          • http://www.altitude.nu/

                            Website here that appears to be somewhat accurate for determining altitude of a point according to a surveyor I know. Click on any point on map to get altitude in meters or feet (click on either on top right). However, as I click on Tom Black Track at different points, there is a variance of around 5 feet. So it's not exact. I believe the website uses Google's satellite technology.

                            A big green pop-up ad appears sometimes. Just click to either side of it and it will go away.
                            Last edited by BillVol; 09-07-2016, 01:55 PM.

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                            • I did the same with tracks at OU and OSU... both show inexplicable variations of 50 to 60 cms in runways and straights..
                              The foot ball fields actually show a center low rather than a crown.

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                              • Originally posted by BillVol View Post
                                http://www.altitude.nu/
                                However, as I click on Tom Black Track at different points, there is a variance of around 5 feet. . .
                                So now you know the story behind Ivory Crockett's 9.0. It was downhill! :-)

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