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Old 20-08-2015, 21:51   #421
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

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I want to hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm going to put pins into all the locations that I've sailed to. But first, I'm going to have to sail to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down.


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I like that!

S/V B'Shert

Me too! That is hilarious.
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Old 21-08-2015, 01:10   #422
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I want to hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm going to put pins into all the locations that I've sailed to. But first, I'm going to have to sail to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down.

Where those pins need to go is rather dependent on which map projection you are using, but whichever is used, you will simply need to sail north as far as possible, then a degree of longtitude east and west, and that should cover both points.

On the most common map with Alaska at the extreme left hand side, you'd need to sail into the Chukchi Sea and round to barrow, then, if you get a visa, the other way into the Arctic Ocean atop Russia.

Alternately, using the map projection with Alaska in the midle, the top corners are in the North Atlantic, around Svalbard amd Franz Joseph Land.

Make sure you pack your winter woolies, even in summer, the only time it's feasible to sail there.
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

"Where those pins need to go is rather dependent on which map projection you are using, but whichever is used, you will simply need to sail north as far as possible, then a degree of longtitude east and west, and that should cover both points."

It may be easier if you use one of these maps:

http://www.flourish.org/upsidedownmap/
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Being from Down Under, that is the map I would, of course, use....

My suggestions were *politely* oriented for you majority northern half lot....

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