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  • #76
    Re: Fun with maps

    Originally posted by gh
    this is fabulous; 1000 years of changing borders in Europe.

    It helps to make it full-screen so you can read some of the smaller script. And I liked watching it multiple times, just focusing on a single country. (who knew that Lithuania was once such a major player and extended all the way to the Black Sea?)

    http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-o ... rs-change/
    Very interesting. Wish I could slow it down a bit.

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    • #77
      Re: Fun with maps

      Originally posted by gh
      this is fabulous; 1000 years of changing borders in Europe.

      It helps to make it full-screen so you can read some of the smaller script. And I liked watching it multiple times, just focusing on a single country. (who knew that Lithuania was once such a major player and extended all the way to the Black Sea?)

      http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-o ... rs-change/
      What struck me was the essential stability of the Ottoman Empire. Began before the Black Death, continued past WWI.

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      • #78
        Re: Fun with maps

        Despite my TOEness, I have shown that to all my classes. It teaches several important points, esp. about 'conquest' and its inevitable outcomes. [so yes, thank you for bringing it to our attention!]

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        • #79
          Re: Fun with maps

          Originally posted by Powell
          Originally posted by gh
          maps don't get more topical than this one!

          http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2 ... -1948.html
          This map is misleading in that it tries to make it look like the Malaysian plane disappearance isn't that big a deal. It's only if you read closely that you see most of the cases on their list were much smaller planes, likely either private flights (therefore not subject to anything like this level of monitoring) or military planes in war situations (where it's easy to find a plausible explanation of what happened). Huge passenger aircrafts vanishing without a trace are virtually unheard of, at least not in the last few decades.
          Thank you for pointing this out -- I have not really followed this story as I'm sure many reading this thread have. I initially viewed this map with some interest, but didn't "mouse over" all the yellow dots 'til now (2-3 of the dots didn't respond, but most provide information -- as you summarize here). The large-ish passenger flights (in terms of # of persons lost) are in the 30s-50s # of passengers range, and from the 1950-1960s. Those aside, as you note, almost all on this map are fewer than 10-person size flights. Nothing on this map -- at least for those never found (yet) -- even remotely like the current lost plane, in terms of size, # of passengers, etc.

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          • #80
            Re: Fun with maps

            Which States are the best and lousiest tippers. I always knew Utah was bad (from the waitresses in Utah) but they seem to be mid level. What do South Dakota and Hawaii have in common?
            http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... rs/284567/

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            • #81
              Re: Fun with maps

              Most healthiest counties in your state.
              http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... ca/359584/

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              • #82
                Re: Fun with maps

                how about red hair?

                http://www.eupedia.com/images/content/r ... europe.jpg

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                • #83
                  Re: Fun with maps

                  Originally posted by gh
                  Interesting! My mother was a red head, and came from Wales which is shown as having 10%+ in that department. Which seems to correlate with Norway, where the Vikings came from!From an article in the NYT today:
                  "Descendants of the original Vikings still roam various corners of northern Britain, particularly in Yorkshire and in Scotland, where 20 percent of the local DNA is Norwegian."

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                  • #84
                    Re: Fun with maps

                    neolithic cultures (gene tracking site)

                    http://www.eupedia.com/europe/neolithic ... _map.shtml

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                    • #85
                      Re: Fun with maps

                      Originally posted by gh
                      neolithic cultures (gene tracking site)

                      http://www.eupedia.com/europe/neolithic ... _map.shtml
                      I'm looking at the area where all my grandparents or great grandparents came from and we apparently had NO culture as recently as 3000 years ago. We're just a big white splotch on the map. Probably covered with snow. . .

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                      • #86
                        Re: Fun with maps

                        Which team are you rooting for in the Final Four:

                        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkFlH3IIAAAQgcI.png

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                        • #87
                          Re: Fun with maps

                          http://cdn.theatlantic.com/newsroom/img ... iginal.jpg

                          Fav baseball teams.

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                          • #88
                            Re: Fun with maps

                            Originally posted by tandfman
                            Which team are you rooting for in the Final Four:

                            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkFlH3IIAAAQgcI.png
                            Hilarious. Swap out Duke or Syracuse for Wisconsin and the map would be in disarray. Not sure I recall a FF with three teams (or fanbases) that people dislike so much.

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                            • #89
                              Re: Fun with maps

                              that's one of the most stunning maps I've ever seen. Seriously!

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                              • #90
                                Re: Fun with maps

                                Originally posted by kuha
                                http://cdn.theatlantic.com/newsroom/img/mt/2014/03/Facebook_MLB_Fandom_Map_1/original.jpg

                                Fav baseball teams.
                                Note that there are three teams that are not the favorites anywhere in the US--the NY Mets, the Oakland As and the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto, of course, would be quite prominent if the map included Canada. I suspect that in the case of the Mets and the As, the issue was the size of the area polled. I'm sure the Mets would predominate in Queens County (and maybe Brooklyn), and the As must be more popular than the Giants in Oakland itself and maybe neighboring parts of the East Bay area.

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