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    Who likes looking at maps?

    That's an interesting map.

    Here is another.


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    Is slaw "cole slaw"? On a hot dog?

    An interesting aspect of the college degree map is how "college towns" are immediately recognisable in many states.

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    Yes.

    Interesting, too, that the cartographer has used blue to denote education and red the lack of it.

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    Surely a coincidence (not).

    Here's the 2008 election map:


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    On the cole slaw on hot dogs thing, wvhotdogs.com looks like it's your man.

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    Just saw this enormous atlas - Earth Condensed - last week in my local bookstore, looks to be incredibly detailed, and a snip at 15, so who knows what size "Earth" is. Seems to be published by an Australian firm, interesting books on astronomy and geology too.

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    The world's water supplies, from this article. As I was saying to Ad Hoc, recently, it looks like Romania is surprisingly imperilled.

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    Managed:


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    I'm sure I once had (but now can't find it on google) an on-line map where you could put your own numbers into the underlying database depending on whatever you wanted, and the countries would change size accordingly (it wasn't strictly geographical, each country was represented kind of where it is by a circle of according size).

    As I said, I've lost that link, and if anyone could find it, I'd be very grateful.

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    ursus arctos wrote:
    Is slaw "cole slaw"? On a hot dog?

    An interesting aspect of the college degree map is how "college towns" are immediately recognisable in many states.
    You aren't telling me that you've never heard of a slaw dog, ursus? I love them. They're a southern thing (but I think mostly in West Virginia and the Carolinas). They also have chili on them underneath the slaw.

    Meanwhile, the true size of Africa:


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    Incadenza is playing a blinder here.

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    That's way cool, Inca.

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    I thought so as well.

    The Map Room blog is well worth adding to your reader:
    http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/

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    It does rather spoil the overall impression and message of the college degrees by county map that they've mis-spelt "degrees" in the title.

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    Spotter's Badge for Rogin. Well played.

    No, Inca, I've never heard of a slaw dog, and am not particularly happy now that I have.

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    Devotees of the Times Atlas might like to know they've just brought out a Times Atlas of Britain. And it's only 15 from The Book People. (RRP 90, about 50 on Amazon).

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    Oh, hai Christmas present.

    More info here.

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    What if Africa and Greenland were switched in a Mercator projection?

    Here's what Mercator gives us for their landmass now:



    Switching them, this is what you get:



    Some other examples at the blog.

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    Aiieee, if I were still in the book trade I'd probably be able to get a freebie of the book CTT links to.

    This is the best freebie I ever got - wonderful maps.

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    Inca, how do you find all these fascinating maps?

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    It's all just links swiped from the Map Room blog. Bookmark it, add it to your RSS reader, follow them on Twitter...do what you got to do to keep up with them. Great stuff.

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    A bigger Greenland looks scarier to me than a bigger Africa. I wonder why that is.

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    real time mapping of the Twitterverse here.

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    A brilliant idea not taken:

    http://www.good.is/post/john-wesley-powell-s-watershed-states-map/


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