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Discussion: "Making a map from the...

in: iansmith; iansmith > 2016-05-31

Jun 1, 2016 1:33 AM # 
"Making a map from the terrain is obsolete; instead, we create the terrain from the map."

Been there, done that --

Jun 1, 2016 3:40 AM # 
Corn mazes are pretty good, but I'll be more impressed when I see some contour lines. :)
Jun 1, 2016 5:34 AM # 
Many of GCO's maps are on 19th century industrial waste (dredged riverbed) moved by steam engines in the search for California gold.
Jun 1, 2016 12:32 PM # 
A number of years ago, Swampfox wanted more control features for relays at Lake George. Building cairns was one option (he decided to build one at the top of a hill made of stones from the bottom of the hill, good training), but he also discussed building a charcoal platform. This resulted in some anxious discussion between us, due to my misunderstanding that he wanted to actually make charcoal (which we agreed would be a particularly bad idea).
Jun 1, 2016 2:56 PM # 
All that would be required, I think, would be to flatten out a spot, preferably on the side of a hill, and scatter a bag or so of briquettes.
Jun 2, 2016 8:20 PM # 
And then there is the set of maps along the M3, where all the interesting contour features were created by the Luftwaffe.

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