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Or it disappeared when the aliens took it last week.

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looks like Bolivia and a few other places dont exist either
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Yep...not to mention Antarctica. :-)

They must just be hiding the source of the 20+ feet of additional ocean levels that we'll have to all deal with if all those glaciers, snow and ice continues to melt. But hey, look on the bright side! How many hundreds of thousands of map designs will need to be updated after all those coastal areas become coral reefs?! Hans may need to move in with one of us though after The Netherlands is completely submerged... :(
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Or some of the other Canadian islands such as Ellesemere or the Queen Elixabeth Islands. Not enough of a market there for them I guess.

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Apparently Apple doesn't believe in a proper projection either.

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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Apparently Apple doesn't believe in a proper projection either.


Mercator? (at first glance anyway) Nothing wrong with that...
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Or Iceland or Svalbard, etc.
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Thank goodness they included Novaya Zemlya!

Lots going on up there... :lol:

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Apparently Apple doesn't believe in a proper projection either.


Mercator? (at first glance anyway) Nothing wrong with that...


No I think he meant a proper projector . the map is crooked
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Thank goodness they included Novaya Zemlya!

Lots going on up there... :lol:


Though Apple doesn´t recognize it as Russian territory...

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I seriously doubt Apple employs any cartographers... they probably outsourced the production of that map. In fact, it could've been one of us that did the work! C'mon, speak up... who did it? ;)
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Apparently Apple doesn't believe in a proper projection either.


Mercator? (at first glance anyway) Nothing wrong with that...


No I think he meant a proper projector . the map is crooked


I think it's the camera angle that's making it crooked.

But yeah, for a company touting all of it's mapping capabilities, I think a simple map like this should've been done properly. I wonder what their reasoning is for leaving those out? It looks like they are employing the use of "no data" classification (gray areas). Why not use that for the missing countries?

I agree with Hans, nothing wrong with Mercator... it's the most recognizable projection... I guess Apple didn't want to shock the world with a Winkel Triple.

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But yeah, for a company touting all of it's mapping capabilities, I think a simple map like this should've been done properly. I wonder what their reasoning is for leaving those out? It looks like they are employing the use of "no data" classification (gray areas). Why not use that for the missing countries?


Or it's a "rookie" mistake like one I did a couple years back... I linked my countries to an incomplete attribute file so the countries with no data didn't show... It almost went to press before I realized it.

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That is hilarious. thanks for posting.
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But yeah, for a company touting all of it's mapping capabilities, I think a simple map like this should've been done properly. I wonder what their reasoning is for leaving those out? It looks like they are employing the use of "no data" classification (gray areas). Why not use that for the missing countries?


Or it's a "rookie" mistake like one I did a couple years back... I linked my countries to an incomplete attribute file so the countries with no data didn't show... It almost went to press before I realized it.


That sounds like something I'd do too easily!!! :P
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