Posts Tagged: teddington

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    A Country Size Jigsaw; Mapping How Big Africa Really Is

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    By the time we leave school, most of us have a elementary knowledge of our planet’s geography. We know where the continents are and we know that they’re big. I touched on this in a previous post about the Greenland Problem where, despite Greenland having a size of 0.2 million square miles and Africa having… Read more »

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    The Internet Seems To Like The Combination Of Maps And Innuendo

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    Oh people of the interwebs; you are indeed a wondrous thing. If you build something and put it up on the internet, you’ve no expectation that anyone will see it, let alone look at it. But it appears that the combination of innuendo and some vaguely sounding rude place names (actually with some very rude… Read more »

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    GeoPlanet Data Resurfaces For Download; On The Internet Archive

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    Although I can’t find the originator of the saying that there’s no delete button for the internet, it’s a saying that’s very true. If you put something up on a web site, be it a photo, some text or perhaps a file of geographic data there’s a very good chance that someone else has a… Read more »

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    Lodged Donor Nun Run; The Anagram Map Of The London Underground

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    If you think you know the map of the London Underground network think again. You probably think the Metropolitan Line runs between Amersham and Aldgate; but on this map it doesnt. Instead, it runs between Ram Shame and Data Gel. The southwest termini for the District Line are Richmond and Wimbledon. Maybe not. According to… Read more »

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    Ooh That Sounds Rude; Mapping British Innuendo

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    No-one can really define what being British is, though many have tried. One thing that lots of people do seem to agree on is that part of being British is a love for and an appreciation of the British sense of humour. This can be roughly and with a sweeping generalisation said to consist of… Read more »

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    The Problem With Location Based Mobile Services

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    There’s a problem with today’s crop of location based mobile services, commonly referred to as LBMS; those little apps which sit on our smartphones and allow us to geotag status updates or photos, find relevant local place information or check-in at a place. The problem isn’t one of privacy or tracking. Nor is the problem… Read more »

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    Not A Map On The Internet But A Map Of The Internet

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    We’re all used to seeing maps on the internet, but what about how the internet gets to each and every one of us so that we can see those maps? There’s a map for almost every occasion and this map shows how the internet deals with those problematic moments when you run out of land… Read more »

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    Re-imagining The London Tube Map With Curves And Circles

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    Another day, another map and another #mapgasm post. Actually another 2 maps, both of which are by Max Roberts and both of which have appeared on Annie Mole’s Going Underground blog. Continuing my fascination with the map of the London Underground, which I may have posted about before, Max has been wondering what the Tube… Read more »

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    The Greenland Problem And Playing With Mercator’s Map

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    It seems that writing about map projections is a little bit like waiting for one of London’s iconic red buses; you write one and immediately another one comes along. As I mentioned in my last post, rightly or wrongly, the most commonly used map projection is the Mercator projection. It’s not without it’s problems or… Read more »

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    People Who Care About Map Projections … And People Who Don’t

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    Whenever you look at a map, be it on the web, on your mobile or on your wall there’s a compromise. The compromise is the map’s projection. Or to put it another way, the way in which the roughly spherical lump of rock we live on can be unwrapped and displayed in a flat, two… Read more »