Altered Maps XIV: Cartographical Consistency

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  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos The Eternal

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    The map doesn't include much of other countries either. Eg it seems rather impossible that the airplane traffic between three Norwegian towns is larger than between Moscow and St. Petersburg :mischief:
     
  2. really

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    EU28 from Eurostat


    I can't find a city pair ranking - presumably lots of London traffic is split between Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted (and Southend...)
     
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    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Bulgaria is literally Mordor
     
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    Ha - I hadn't spotted that.
     
  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos The Eternal

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    World population map/graph

    Spoiler :


    Dat Bangladesh
     
  6. Domen

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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    Why is the percentage sign consistently the wrong way around?
     
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    What do you mean by that comment?
    Present something worthwhile yourself then, instead of criticizing others all the time!
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    How else would you like me to use basic English to indicate that on the scale, each number is written with the percentage figure to the left of the number, instead of to the right?
     
  10. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Polish presidential election results vs boar population density

     
  11. Domen

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    Interesting. BTW - red lines show the old boundaries between Russia, Austria and Prussia.

    So my conclusions are:

    1) Boars are secretly Prussian.

    2) Boars vote for Komorowski.
     
  12. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

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    Prussia votes Komorowski and Olde Poland Duda. Who won?
     
  13. Domen

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    The oldest part of Poland is actually in the Prussian zone. Russian and Austrian zones voted Duda. Duda won.

    It's a map made by some Turk - maybe this is how they place the percentage sign?
     
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    warpus In pork I trust

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    I see an even closer correlation in the above map than in those "Old Polish borders vs Polish election results" maps. Just goes to show you that correlation doesn't necessarily have anything to do with causation. Clearly there is no relation between the number of boars in your district compared to how you are likely to vote - and so it seems to me that those other maps showing a correlation between old borders and voting patterns are probably a similar dynamic as well - a coincidence related to rural vs urban dynamics and other such things.
     
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    That is one of the two most likely reasons, yes.
     
  16. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    The first capital city of Poland was Poznań - in some sources you will read that it was Gniezno (~45 km north-east of Poznań), but most of archaeologists now agree that Poznań was larger and more important. In year 1039 the capital was moved to Cracow, then temporarily to Płock (1079 - 1107) and Wrocław (ca. 1234 - 1241). Then once again briefly to Poznań (1290 - 1296), after that to Cracow, and - finally - to Warsaw, which is also the current capital city.

    Location of Poznań:

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    And this map shows the shape of Polish borders in the mid-12th century:

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    In ~1200-1300s Poland lost ground in the north-west & south-west, while gaining ground in the south-east & north-east in the 1300s-1400s and later.
     
  17. Kyriakos

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    I was wondering when every second post here would be a map of Poland :D
     
  18. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    I get why they single out California, Texas, and Florida in the US (3 of the 4 most populous states) and Wyoming (least populated,) but why on earth Wisconsin? Why not New York, the other of the 4 most populated states?
     
  19. Kyriakos

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    ^Wyoming seems to be used as a 'one dot', to help note the population in the other states. Don't know about Wisconsin, maybe due to the border to Canada or something (easy juxtaposition or something, if one is reading the map while eating deep fried butter :D ).
     
  20. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    Time to change this! :goodjob: From the mapper of globally known people:

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    Spoiler :

    We cannot forget about Ancient Turkey! Poland can only be in every third post.
     

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