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JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hello!

    I like maps.

    Here are some:

    Map of US NFL Fans

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    2008 Polish Electoral Results Superimposed on Map of 1914 Boundaries

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    Predominant Hair & Eye Colour in France by Region

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    Location of TV Transmissions in Outer Space

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  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Wow, that Polish election map is fascinating.
     
  3. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Incredible. It appears that the majority of fans for a particular team tend to be located within close proximity to the cities that they play in!
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Very odd, considering how ethnic Germans were largely expelled from those areas. I am curious as to what the explanation is for it. Just a coincidence (maybe western Poland is different from the east in some other way)? Does it make any sense at all?
     
  5. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Why you little...

    I am always interested by the NYC team results though (since it has multiple teams in the major sports); there usually seems to be a divide between the Long Island suburbs and the Upstate / Northern NJ suburbs.
     
  6. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Which, imo, just makes the areas where that's not the case all the more intriguing.
     
  7. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I haven't waded through the comments, but you can see the discussion here on the original blog posting.
     
  8. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Ah, but it also says that it is a highly inaccurate map!
     
  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Doesn't seem to be a clear explanation for it. Eh.
     
  10. BaronFel88

    BaronFel88 Jedi Knight star 7

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    It's a fairly accurate representation of the divide, though I'm surprised the Jets even touch parts of Connecticut -Giants used to play in the Yale Bowl. Sad part is you'll see the Jets grip on Long Island loosen year after year thanks to their complete relocation -even practice facilities- to Jersey. By that same token you might see an uptick in Northern Jersey.
     
  11. somethingfamiliar

    somethingfamiliar Jedi Knight star 5

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    whoa, they've already seen the battle of wolf 359 at wolf 359
     
  12. Ostrich_Stapler

    Ostrich_Stapler Jedi Master star 5

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    Those are great maps, especially the last one. [face_laugh]
     
  13. farraday

    farraday Jedi Knight star 7

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    I believe that the likelihood of there being an intelligible television signal is pretty much non existent at the range you're talking about in that final map.
     
  14. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Anyone else think of Contact? :p
     
  15. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I was actually about to post and say that now that the Cosby Show is about to reach Vega, they will know that there is civilization on this planet and that it's time to send back a transmission.
     
  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Too bad they're probably too degraded past ~1 light year and just look like background radiation. :(
     
  17. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [​IMG]

    Big fan of Maps. I Really like antique maps done by John Tallis. The drawings on them are pretty cool.
     
  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Not surprising to see that the Raiders still hold a lot of the attention of football fans here in La La Land.

    [hl=purple]2008-2009 L.A. Lakers: World Champions![/hl] :cool:
     
  19. Asterix_of_Gaul

    Asterix_of_Gaul Jedi Master star 5

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    I was thinking about this. Do we have something we can broadcast that can last longer?
     
  20. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Languages of Europe

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    Singles by Gender in the US

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    Dominant Social Networking Sites in Asia

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  21. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    People vote the same as their parents. :p
     
  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    On the extremely small chance that "someone" is 1) out there and 2) listening in and 3) knows how to interpret television signals (which is a lot more difficult than radio, IIRC)?




    We might, but those damned companies only want to serve Terrans. Damn fascist-racist commies.
     
  23. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Once all TV and radio is streamed over the internet, Earth might fall completely silent.
     
  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Er, there are still satellites even if conventional over-the-air broadcasts go away (but it doesn't look like that'll happen soon).
     
  25. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well without my network security key, no aliens will be hijacking my wifi. [face_shame_on_you]