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JB Krygier

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Some of you may have seen this on BoingBoing: what seems to be the
world's largest terrain map in China:

http://www.smh.com.a...3166503699.html

or

http://tinyurl.com/e89gu

A click on the word "small-scale" in the second paragraph takes you
to the location of the map in GoogleMaps.

I post this here in Cartographic Design as this map raises all sorts of
map design questions: what is the projection? which hardware was
used - shovels or bulldozers? is the terrain exaggerated? do you
need a north arrow (I don't see one) when the map is the landscape?


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I am thinking that Lawrence Faulkner (of STM) is wetting himself. Their HUGE model is only 75 feet long as opposed to over 2000 ft in China.

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Far smaller is the topographic relief map of the country of Guatemala that occupies a small park in Guatemala City. It was constructed (with substantial vertical exaggeration) by the Instituto Geografico Militar in the 1950s, I believe. As of 18 years ago, it was still there.

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my bet is definitely on SHOVEL :P
the conflict w/ India was back in the 60's, when entire railway was built w/ shovel & hammer..

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Far smaller is the topographic relief map of the country of Guatemala that occupies a small park in Guatemala City.  It was constructed (with substantial vertical exaggeration) by the Instituto Geografico Militar in the 1950s, I believe.  As of 18 years ago, it was still there.

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It appears to still be there.
And then there's the My model of the Mississippi River on the waterfront in Memphis.

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