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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by gh View Post

    our datelines have always said St.-Denis
    They may have been held in St Denis and that is where performances would be attributed to on ranking lists etc but I have never heard anyone talk of the "St.-Denis World Championships".

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    I agree. For example, the Stade de France lies several km/miles north of the city limits. I've never heard anyone describe the 2003 World Champs as being held somewhere other than Paris.
    our datelines have always said St.-Denis

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post

    I would say the Paris city borders are artificially limited, compared to most major cities.
    I agree. For example, the Stade de France lies several km/miles north of the city limits. I've never heard anyone describe the 2003 World Champs as being held somewhere other than Paris.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    The circle around Paris includes many neighboring cities, and its population is inflated.
    I would say the Paris city borders are artificially limited, compared to most major cities.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by br View Post
    The underwater ‘hotspot’ feeding La Palma’s volcano will create new islands

    https://english.elpais.com/science-t...w-islands.html
    Yep, Earth is still a work in progress.

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  • br
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    The underwater ‘hotspot’ feeding La Palma’s volcano will create new islands

    https://english.elpais.com/science-t...w-islands.html

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  • tandfman
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    Headline - The Maps That Steer Us Wrong

    Lede - >>Too many of our digital maps are sellouts.

    Just like the projection maps we’re all familiar with that inaccurately depict Greenland dwarfing South America, the digital maps that orient our lives on smartphones and laptops are the result of a series of compromises or half-truths and don’t always accurately represent the world as it is.<<


    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/o...ital-maps.html

    (I assume this is behind the NY Times paywall.)
    Last edited by tandfman; 09-27-2021, 03:10 PM.

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  • TN1965
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    There's a similar situation with Riga, the capital of Latvia. I think it's a combination of a smaller place with a long name and a larger place with a much shorter one.
    Somewhat similar situation with Manila. I remember Queson City used to be the capital of Philippines. Now it's part of the Manila metro.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    There's a similar situation with Riga, the capital of Latvia. I think it's a combination of a smaller place with a long name and a larger place with a much shorter one.
    My State Dept granddaughter recently transferred from Riga, Latvia to Sofia, Bulgaria. She has studied at university or worked professionally in St Petersburg, Russia, Birmingham, UK, Bologna, Italy, Lima, Peru, Tiblisi, Georgia, Bisket, Kyrgyzstan, and Stillwater, Oklahoma where she was undoubtedly the most widely traveled and best-educated lifeguard at the municipal swimming pool. (or anywhere else, for that matter.)
    She back-packed/rail passed all over Europe; says Riga was her favorite duty station but Stockholm, Sweden her favorite city to visit. ( No cogent explanation but she is a tall, attractive blond.)
    Last edited by lonewolf; 09-26-2021, 05:30 AM.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by gm View Post

    More an effect of the lengthy name of the other city, I think.
    There's a similar situation with Riga, the capital of Latvia. I think it's a combination of a smaller place with a long name and a larger place with a much shorter one.

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  • lonewolf
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    Yeah, I am figuring it out. The population is duplicated within overlapping or enclaved circles. What got my attention was a small OKC enclave credited with 500,000 when the actual population is probably about 10,000. Still a great map.
    Last edited by lonewolf; 09-25-2021, 08:14 PM.

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  • TN1965
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    I have no idea what a dotted circle means, but I think one of the reasons that the population looks inflated for smaller cities is because other municipalities are included in the 15km radius. (For example, the circle around Durham, NC includes part of Chapel Hill.) This is actually true for some of the biggest cities. The circle around Paris includes many neighboring cities, and its population is inflated.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Ha!! I did not blow it up enough. I knew where it should be. Strange it disappears within another city's circle.
    More an effect of the lengthy name of the other city, I think.

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  • lonewolf
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    Ha!! I did not blow it up enough. I knew where it should be. Strange it disappears within another city's circle.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

    Thanks, doc, very informative. Lots of people packed into some areas. Some of the smaller city's population seem inflated.
    What does a dashed circle mean? Exhaustive compilation but I could not find Havana, Cuba.
    https://www.5656map.jp/pop_15k.html#....0848/-82.2149

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