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JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

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

  1. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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  2. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ^ Too many cliff racers.
     
  3. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Map of Online Communities

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    US Interstate Highway System Simplified

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    UK Parliamentary Election Results

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    Proportion of Wet Ear Wax to Dry Ear Wax in Population
    (Wet = black; dry = white)

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    US 2008 Presidential Election Results in the Northeast by Town
    (red = Obama, blue = McCain)

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  4. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Finally, a properly color-coded political map.
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I've always wanted to know about peoples' earwax!
     
  6. _princess_leia_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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    The interstate map should have a line connecting Fort Myers and Miami via Naples.
     
  7. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    "Map" of where an electric current must travel.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    I love that people don't know the "Red State"/"Blue State" thing didn't start until 2000 and is essentially backwards.


    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  9. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Wikipedia recently started reversing the colors on all their historical presidential maps, so now even during the Civil War, you'll see the northern states colored all red.

    .....
     
  11. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    New Zealand's Pacific empire

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    James Bond filming locations/appearances in the films

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  12. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    Looks like fans of Dallas in Pollux are in for a surprise.
     
  13. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    Must be outdated, cuz clearly Facebook won the war.
     
  14. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ack!

    You might already know this site, but [link=http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/]Dave Leip's maps[/link] are fantastic and use the traditional colour scheme. The forum has a lot of great custom maps (like the one I posted).

    Also, Stanford has a fascinating [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BBsFdfoz4]lecture series[/link] on Youtube about the geography of US elections. The professor uses Dave Leip's maps but he felt the need to invert the colours so people wouldn't be too confused.
     
  15. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    (hope you don't mind me posting maps)

    A thermal image of my neighbourhood...

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  16. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Cool! How'd you do that?

    For the uber geography nerds among you, you might be interested in my recent [link=http://verseau.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/geographic-curiosities-the-east-west-divide-in-wisconsin/]blog post[/link] on some of the geographic curiosities of Wisconsin. :p
     
  17. zacparis

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    It's a city council initiative, we took a thermal image of the city last winter to raise energy awareness, then created a [link=http://thermals.ccc.govt.nz/]website[/link] for everyone to see how their house stacked up. It's interesting, but I don't think it's very useful. [face_thinking]
     
  18. GrandAdmiralPelleaon

    GrandAdmiralPelleaon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    2009 Election results in Germany.

    Superimpose this map on it:

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    A map denoting the old West & East-Germany.

    Notice how in East Germany, Die Linke seems to be the biggest party ... (and if you could get a close up of Berlin, which I could find, you'd see the difference also runs through West & East Berlin, alongside the wall really).

    For those that don't know, Die Linke is the German far-left party, which does have remnants of the old SED in it.

    Strange ... isn't it.
     
  19. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    This should strike you as odd but about half of albany are patriot fans and the other half are giants fans with the steeler fans thrown in. But very few bills fans compared to syracuse.
    And for baseball its yankees or Boston. And mets fans are just shunned.
     
  20. poor yorick

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  21. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mean Centre of Population in the United States, 1790-2000
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    Top 50 most prominent mountains in the world
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    Percent of timberland by total land area in the US
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    Geographic distribution of dominant religions in the world
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  22. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah Mt Cook! Take that Australia.
     
  23. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Map of organic farms in the US:

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    Map of sitcom settings in the US:

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    Cartogram of metal bands in the world:

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  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Matlock? That map creator has a broad definition of "sitcom."
     
  25. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    [link=http://comicbookcartography.posterous.com/?tag=mapofkrypton]Map of the planet Krypton, Pre-Crisis[/link]

    Yes, all of Krypton's black people were segregated to their own island. I have nothing to say but: WTF?