JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

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

  1. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Would've, if the bastards didn't split Czechoslovakia up... [face_frustrated]
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  2. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Inspired by that revised world map, I decided to make one for the U.S., assigning the states with the largest populations to the states with the largest land areas (I've excluded water area, which may or may not be a good idea; Minnesota is considerably smaller without its lakes, making Massachusetts appear to have a larger population than it really does).

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    Some interesting coincidences:

    -Texas doesn't move.
    -Missouri doesn't move.
    -Mississippi doesn't move.
    -Ohio swaps places with Nevada.
    -Nebraska swaps places with Indiana.
    -Michigan swaps places with Colorado.
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  3. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Intriguingly, the Carolinas and Dakotas maintain correct orientation, and I like that West Virginia takes over Virginia.
  4. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Now do it with the Canadian provinces.
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  5. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Here you go.

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    Quebec doesn't move... stubborn.
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  6. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES ARE IN THE SOUTHEAST!

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  7. quigon70 Force Ghost

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    that's neat that mississippi stays in the same place

    :tape

    duct tape rules!
  8. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    very cool maps. One of my favorite threads on here
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    [IMG]
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  11. solojones Chosen One

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    Road House? No. It's The Assassination of Jesse James or it's nothing.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
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  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Facebook > the Americas
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I was commenting on the fact that the countries in which Facebook is the most popular comprise a greater surface area and proportion of the world's population than the British Empire, the largest empire ever. I can't figure out what you mean, though. And you made me explain a (characteristically lame) joke, so I hate you.
  15. solojones Chosen One

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    The sun never sets on Mafia Wars.


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  16. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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  17. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    lol at Rocket Boys.

    There's so many worse associations West Virginia could have ended up with. You wouldn't believe how many people associate "Deliverance" with the Mountain State.
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  18. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    New York wins.
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  19. DK_Force85 Jedi Master

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    Mordor's in Eastern Europe. [face_thinking]
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  20. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    Number of Profanities per Tweet by American Twitter users (darker color = fewer swears):

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    Big map (PDF)
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  21. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    It's dark in Utah. Colour me surprised.

    Would be interesting to see states and cities overlaid on that.
  22. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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  23. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    This map is incredibly awesome and brilliant, but it's making my brain hurt. The orientation is way off, and there's something funny happening with the British Isles--no, the entire western half... arrrgh I don't get it! :_|
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  24. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    If you click on the PDF link you'll see the state lines as well as some major cities. Here's how the cities shown on the map appear to rank:

    Number of Profanities per 100 words

    12
    Norfolk, VA
    Cleveland

    11
    New York
    Sacramento

    10
    Raleigh
    St. Louis
    Washington
    San Francisco

    9
    Houston
    Las Vegas
    Detroit
    Buffalo

    8
    San Antonio
    Los Angeles
    Omaha
    Milwaukee
    Boston
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Chicago
    New Orleans

    7
    Nashville
    Tampa
    Miami
    Seattle
    Portland
    San Jose
    Phoenix
    Denver
    Dallas

    6
    San Diego
    Helena, MT
    Boise, ID

    5
    Cincinnati
    Minneapolis
    Santa Fe

    4
    Des Moines
    Bismarck, ND
    Cheyenne, WY
    Oklahoma City

    3
    Pierre, SD
    Salt Lake City
  25. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Ah, so I can. I find that SW corner of georgia, SE corner of mississippi the oddest. That seems centered on something.