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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_Flock_of_Five View Post
    Good luck in your retirement!

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    Does it track footballs kicked in to the sky at Cardiff City Stadium?

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Is it because people are familiar with looking at a Mercator map of the world and not realising that a straight line on it between two points is nowhere near the shortest distance involved?

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    I've always found this to be so counter intuitive. I have a globe in front of me , and with a piece of string I can see that the shortest path is exactly as the map you posted shows. Yet it still seems strange that Mexico City is a long way south of Paris, yet in order to get there you start off going north to cornwall. I suppose if you reoriented paris to be th new "north pole" then it might make more sense

  4. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    I've always found this to be so counter intuitive. I have a globe in front of me , and with a piece of string I can see that the shortest path is exactly as the map you posted shows. Yet it still seems strange that Mexico City is a long way south of Paris, yet in order to get there you start off going north to cornwall. I suppose if you reoriented paris to be th new "north pole" then it might make more sense
    All map projections (and there are many) are distortions. Try and imagine representing a football as a flat two-dimensional object.
    Not easy, is it? The Mercator projection, named after a Flemish cartographer, effectively shows the globe as a flattened out cylinder with the most northern and southern regions cropped because the further away from the equator the more stretching is involved - and the north and south poles, mere points on the globe, would be shown as wide as the equator. The projection is useful in several ways, including the north/up v south/down concepts but, in reality, there is no up and down apart from in our imagination. And as for north being at the top of maps, it's merely convention and not universal - and the word 'orientation' came from the days when The Holy Land/The East was at the top of maps and when North was effectively shown on the left-hand side. Many things in mapping are human constructs and but it's the maths that count.

  5. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    All map projections (and there are many) are distortions. Try and imagine representing a football as a flat two-dimensional object.
    Not easy, is it? The Mercator projection, named after a Flemish cartographer, effectively shows the globe as a flattened out cylinder with the most northern and southern regions cropped because the further away from the equator the more stretching is involved - and the north and south poles, mere points on the globe, would be shown as wide as the equator. The projection is useful in several ways, including the north/up v south/down concepts but, in reality, there is no up and down apart from in our imagination. And as for north being at the top of maps, it's merely convention and not universal - and the word 'orientation' came from the days when The Holy Land/The East was at the top of maps and when North was effectively shown on the left-hand side. Many things in mapping are human constructs and but it's the maths that count.
    Picturing you still sat in the office typing this GO HOME TBG, your work is done

  6. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    Picturing you still sat in the office typing this GO HOME TBG, your work is done
    I've been on leave today (and for the last 9 weeks)

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    I've been on leave today (and for the last 9 weeks)
    And you’re retiring despite that holiday entitlement

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    And you’re retiring despite that holiday entitlement
    Two years accrued, old fruit.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Two years accrued, old fruit.
    Extremely tactical and clever TBG, happy & long retirement

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Extremely tactical and clever TBG, happy & long retirement
    Thanks but enough of me already!

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    All map projections (and there are many) are distortions. Try and imagine representing a football as a flat two-dimensional object.
    Not easy, is it? The Mercator projection, named after a Flemish cartographer, effectively shows the globe as a flattened out cylinder with the most northern and southern regions cropped because the further away from the equator the more stretching is involved - and the north and south poles, mere points on the globe, would be shown as wide as the equator. The projection is useful in several ways, including the north/up v south/down concepts but, in reality, there is no up and down apart from in our imagination. And as for north being at the top of maps, it's merely convention and not universal - and the word 'orientation' came from the days when The Holy Land/The East was at the top of maps and when North was effectively shown on the left-hand side. Many things in mapping are human constructs and but it's the maths that count.
    About 10 years ago I was in Sydney with the missus and we went into a small souvenir shop to browse. In there was a map showing Australia roughly where Canada is now, so all the continents as we know them are shown in an inverted position. The shop owner joked that this is how the world really is, with Oz at the top, albeit upside down. When I pointed out two major flaws to his argument, i.e. South Australia is now to the north of the island and Western Australia is now in the East he shut up pretty sharpish !

  12. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Isn't that what Newfoundland is famous for, being the pitstop for the Americas?
    I heard that said on The curse of oak island.

    Just remembered I didn't finish watching that show..

  13. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodybluebird View Post
    About 10 years ago I was in Sydney with the missus and we went into a small souvenir shop to browse. In there was a map showing Australia roughly where Canada is now, so all the continents as we know them are shown in an inverted position. The shop owner joked that this is how the world really is, with Oz at the top, albeit upside down. When I pointed out two major flaws to his argument, i.e. South Australia is now to the north of the island and Western Australia is now in the East he shut up pretty sharpish !
    Australia means south.

  14. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Australia means south.
    So South Australia is really South South !

  15. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moodybluebird View Post
    About 10 years ago I was in Sydney with the missus and we went into a small souvenir shop to browse. In there was a map showing Australia roughly where Canada is now, so all the continents as we know them are shown in an inverted position. The shop owner joked that this is how the world really is, with Oz at the top, albeit upside down. When I pointed out two major flaws to his argument, i.e. South Australia is now to the north of the island and Western Australia is now in the East he shut up pretty sharpish !
    A Chinese map of the world is different from a standard map. The Chinese word for China is 中国 (Zhōngguó), this translates as the 'Central Kingdom'. So, on a Chinese map, you will see China positioned towards the middle east.

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Extremely tactical and clever TBG, happy & long retirement
    Seconded

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    Re: FLIGHT RADAR

    Quote Originally Posted by cityhammer View Post
    If he's flying over Rumney en route from Mexico City to Paris I think that pilot needs retraining!
    That's about the right flight path!

    Many flights from the major european hubs to the Caribbean / Mexico will fly over the Severn estuary.

    My wife has the app and mentioned "Cancun from Frankfurt".

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