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  • JayIsMe
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    animated map of US population density, starting in 1790

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...tm_name=iossmf
    Was thinking about the Native Americans as the animation progressed. From the same website, 1492 population density for the same area.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...s_now_the_usa/

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Nevada is one barren state! Makes Wyoming and Montana look like urban centers.
    Actually NV is far more dense than WY or MT.

    state density.JPG
    Last edited by bad hammy; Today, 02:48 PM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Florida continues to fill because, as Jerry Seinfeld has noted, "At 60 the leisure police come and make you move to Florida."
    As a born and raised Connecticut boy, I never imagined I would end up here, yet here I am, a 36-year resident! Still seems odd, but that may because Florida is just a little odd!
    The only other place I'd live now is Santa Barbara, but that ain't hapnin.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    For such a populated state, Florida didn't start to fill in until the late 1800s.
    Florida continues to fill because, as Jerry Seinfeld has noted, "At 60 the leisure police come and make you move to Florida."

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    animated map of US population density, starting in 1790
    That was fun.
    For such a populated state, Florida didn't start to fill in until the late 1800s.
    The Oklahoma Land Rush really was one. OK went from nothing to something very quickly.
    Nevada is one barren state! Makes Wyoming and Montana look like urban centers.

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  • gh
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    animated map of US population density, starting in 1790

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...tm_name=iossmf

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  • tandfman
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    The states that love American whiskey the most:

    WHiskey map.jpg

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    my post on "what reading?" thread on 4/23/16:

    <<Prisoners Of Geography (10 maps that explain everything about the world) by Tim Marshall.

    Without a scintilla of hyperbole I think I can say I learned more from this book than any other I've ever read. I suppose it's largely stuff that any geography major might be well acquainted with, but to see how physical features have determined not only the past, but will also be responsible for the future, no matter what man tries to do was really eye-opening.

    As the Newsweek blurb on the dust jacket says, "shows how geography shapes not just history but destiny."

    I never really realized before, for example that without a good set of navigable rivers and deep water ports, an area can be really screwed. See South America.>>
    bump, just because I was trying bring some order to the chaos that is my library and couldn't resist picking this one up and starting it again.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    where U.S. citizens are allowed to travel this summer

    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020...ble/index.html
    Somewhere there's a joke about a planned trip to Tunisia, Albania and the Maldives but I'm not finding it. Probably a fine trip I'll pass on for now.

    The comment on another thread about throwing an Olympics without allowing the US in the door is ironically humorous because it's so sadly possible. Thanks to inept science-hating leadership & anti-masking meathead followers our exceptionally American way of handling this virus has made us the lepers of the world. . . .



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  • gh
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    where U.S. citizens are allowed to travel this summer

    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020...ble/index.html

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  • DrJay
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    I didn't even watch the video, I just thought the color graphic representation of the water temps in the Great Lakes was interesting.
    https://weather.com/news/news/2020-0..._ven=hp-slot-1

    A friend stayed on Isle Royale for a few nights one summer, said it was hell because there was a heat wave with 95F air temps and humidity, yet he couldn't go in the water of Lake Superior for more than a few seconds since the water temp was in the 50s.

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  • Master403
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    Hey Tuariki, check out Zealandia, Earth's eighth continent

    https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and...ent-22-06-2020
    Last edited by Master403; 06-27-2020, 12:27 PM.

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  • tandfman
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    Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
    Interesting that the map shows the Amazon rainforest as a low human impact zone. I was under the impression man was cutting/burning the rainforest down. The text mentions ". . . since the forest is currently without extensive croplands or major infrastructure, much of the Amazon is ranked as “low impact” in the map."
    Perhaps it's only shows the parts NOT being deforested as 'untouched'.

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  • bad hammy
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    Interesting that the map shows the Amazon rainforest as a low human impact zone. I was under the impression man was cutting/burning the rainforest down. The text mentions ". . . since the forest is currently without extensive croplands or major infrastructure, much of the Amazon is ranked as “low impact” in the map."

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