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The World according to Apple iOS6 Maps

While Apple admits they are just getting started in improving their iPhone Maps App, a tumblr website The Amazing iOS6 Maps has been collating users pictures from the App displaying bendy bridges, missing locations and plain wrong directions.
Via Daily Telegraph and The Amazing iOS 6 Maps

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Creating the Indiana Jones Map of the World

I can’t say I was much of a fan of Indiana Jones, the first and third films were okay, but second and fourth - o boy. Hey, but what do I know? After all, I like Zardoz. So, if you like Henry Walton Jones jnr. Ph.D, then you might be tickled by this rather fab, behind-the-scenes film of artist Matt Busch making the illustrated Indiana Jones World Map:

... showing all of the locations that Indy has made archeological discoveries- not just the movies- but the novels, the comic books, the Young Indy TV shows, the video games, and more.

Years in the making, there are 36 different archeological artifacts displayed with legend sections listing info on the items. The Key chart lets you decipher symbols for each artifact to see how the story was presented, be it film, novel, TV Episode, etc… Here, Busch shares some insight into the extensive research and detail he put into illustrating this monumental image.


Previously on Dangerous Minds

Tom Selleck and Sean Young’s screen test for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Indiana Jones iotacons

Via Geeks are Sexy. With thanks to Maria Guimil

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The True Size of Africa
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True Size of Africa

Is Africa bigger than the combined size of America and China?

This is the kind of question that pops up in local radio ‘phone-in quizzes, leaving irate callers purple-faced arguing the toss, until bluntly presented with the facts.

Well, here it is. Hard to believe, yes, but apparently true. For according to this map the African continent is far bigger than we think, as it can contain the area of the United States of America, China, India, Japan and still have room for Europe.

Don’t believe it? Well, let’s do the maths.

The total land area of China, USA, India, Mexico, Peru, France, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, UK, Nepal, Bangladesh and Greece is 30.102 (x1000km2)

Africa is 30.221 (x1000km2)

When it comes to Africa, this map shows why understanding scale is important.
Via Ken Cargill

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