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Under the category of only in Dubai, the home of sail shaped hotels and palm tree shaped islands, comes "The World." A set of 300 man-made islands arranged to resemble a map of the world. On sale now. Get yours!

Each island is named after the country, state, or area it represents.

http://www.theworld.ae/

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The question is - what projection is it in? Of course, mapping it would be meta-mapping the world or something.

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I think I'll buy one for retirement.

Then I'll move there and set-up a shop to map it at a 1:1 scale.
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I placed my order tonight for a pair! Can't wait!



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Yikes- I wonder which landscape architect we have to thank for this "vision"!
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The question is: did the report on the environmental issues make Erin cancel her order for a pair of islets in 'the world'?
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The question is: did the report on the environmental issues make Erin cancel her order for a pair of islets in 'the world'?
:)

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Actually the question is did the report on the environmental issues make Erin cancel
his order for a pair of islets

You obviously missed the CartoTalk dinner at NACIS :)

Thought I would clear this up for you Erin ..... you must get this a lot :)


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