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Map distortion

Rembrethil
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Nov 30 2013, 6:10pm


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Map distortion [In reply to] Can't Post

Keep in mind that map projections are flat surfaces, representing a sphere. Left and right, on a map, are not the true cardinal directions, West and East, respectively, due to the curvature of the Earth. To determine the land that is truly West of Ireland, you need to follow the same line of latitude across the globe. It is called a Great Circle, and is actually the shortest distance between two point on a sphere.

Call me Rem. Rembrethil is a lot to type!!

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Anyone on TORn from Newfoundland? Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Nov 28 2013, 6:05pm
    Not from there, Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Nov 29 2013, 12:22am
        Question about my story Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Nov 30 2013, 5:43pm
            Map distortion Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Nov 30 2013, 6:10pm
                Well, I'll have to check the latitudes, but... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Nov 30 2013, 10:48pm
            Hi Kili. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 30 2013, 8:08pm
            They were there, all right! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 30 2013, 10:04pm
                They were there! Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Dec 1 2013, 4:04am
                    There are Viking Donry Send a private message to Donry Dec 1 2013, 7:29pm
    I visited there one summer a long time ago. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 29 2013, 1:54am
        lol Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Nov 29 2013, 2:16pm
            I'd be honored :-D Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 29 2013, 4:36pm
    Well... Donry Send a private message to Donry Nov 29 2013, 10:53pm
    Never went there... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Dec 3 2013, 1:40pm

 
 
 

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