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Who knows a decent map service on the Web? Except for Google's and alike, I mean.
For example, I wanted to find some physical maps of the UK's regions. One recent guy gave me errors instead of pages...
In one of other threads I shared some www.justmaps.org.  But its helpfulness seems rather limited to finding towns (within countries or otherwise larger regions; it looks simpler than using Google-like zoomables).
So what do you know? ???

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Geography means etymologically maps as such, any map.
That's cartography.

These terms are overlapping, etymologically. Which is unfortunate. Ptolemy is called geographer, not cartographer, even though he surely made a major contribution to cartographic projections and such.

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"He made" - if I, for example, do masturbation, that doesn't mean that "onanist" is my profession.

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In addition to having great mastery of the English language, you are also a brilliant analogy-inventor. And expert yetimologist.

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Yeah, that's me. ;D

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Found some http://www.stockphotography.co.uk/.
Look at this map of Rutland: is it about topography/relief - or otherwise, what do those colours mean, you think?

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Look at this map of Rutland: is it about topography/relief - or otherwise, what do those colours mean, you think?
Patches of forest? A map without proper legend is a faulty map.

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I agree. It may look like they believe everyone KNOWS:nuts:

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Patches of forest?

Compared to this map, it might seem to prove that being some forestation indeed...

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A map without proper legend is a faulty map.
You know what?
I think they think if you want free - eat as it is, or you pay and get the legend. ???

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Couldn't find a map of Britain's coastline which titles all the major bays and headlands. Maybe somebody knows how to seek?

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There's a wealth of map info @
http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top-ten/world-top-ten-richest-countries-map.html

That's only one instance. Try the full site @
http://www.mapsofworld.com/

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I did.

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I did.

I'd seen that one, too. It filled a gap for me about mango production, something that I've been wondering about for years.

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I wanted to see who had a bigger army than the US. This helped. It wasn't Portugal after all.

I can understand China's need for a large army...to keep N. Korea out. And India's...to keep China out. Ours is to keep Mexicans out, although it doesn't seem to be working.



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The top tens displayed a problem. The richest countries were per capita (otherwise China would be #2, and the Chinese are not particularly rich), with disproportionately many small countries, while the mango army map just as arbitrarily showed the large countries with a strategic mango interest.

For that reason I prefer the geographically based political maps, like the one picking the longest coastlines. Then, Norway is a coastal major power, with a longer coastline than the US, China, or India. (Maybe that's why Opera came up with the brand name Coast?)


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the mango army map just as arbitrarily showed the large countries with a strategic mango interest.

The mango is a highly strategic product. As such the mango army map is crucial to the Western world. Should mango production fall into the hands of the evil Chinese communists, we're all doomed to a mango-free lifestyle. I'm willing to send you into battle to prevent that happening.

I know all about your sympathies for out communist friends, so beware.

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Just tried a zoom satellite view on a town in Yorkshire.
I wonder - what if to try checking at Grand Rapids - could we spot a Jimbro there? :hm:

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Not that many maps, but some are nice. This one is pretty nostalgic.

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Maybe this is something for Josh?

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/03/find-educational-maps-in-google-maps.html
1, I didn't see many points. And the interface is dull (unless there's nothing to make use of - or anyway!).

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Couldn't find a map of Britain's coastline which titles all the major bays and headlands. Maybe somebody knows how to seek?
You know what?
Maybe a Google map will work a certain way: to zoom at a point on the coast - then move/drag the map along. What do you think?

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In Google-like maps, on the satellite view rivers are hardly discernible.
Maybe one should try a bigger one? I mean river...
This is Amber in Derbyshire: http://app.box.com/s/3of48lkt8b9jme1p7gn2.
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A punishing map:


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Aol uses some http://www.mapquest.com/ - dumb enough to use it as a primary thing... Couldn't find a poop to wrap the left panel away - as there are such in other similar map services I'm familiar with.

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A punishing map

I would say a civilizational map. Where civilization stars and finishes.
A matter of attitude.