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Discussion: blog about maps

in: Orienteering; General

May 1, 2018 3:11 PM # 
found this blog interesting...
May 1, 2018 3:56 PM # 
Wow! Even those of us with just a passing knowledge of maps and topography could spend DAYS absorbed by that website. I've already spent an hour just on The Digital Map of the Roman Empire. Never knew the aqueduct system was so extensive...fascinating! Thanks sherpes.
May 2, 2018 11:29 AM # 
I got sucked into the death-penalty-by-county map!
May 2, 2018 12:05 PM # 
Orienteering mentioned twice, 2010 and again 2017.
May 2, 2018 10:50 PM # 
There is also the National Geographic blog about maps.
May 5, 2018 11:15 AM # 
One which I thought might have got more attention is Fatal Bear Attacks in North America. Those attending NAOC this year will be relieved to know that there has only been one in the Yukon this century, and that one was well away from Whitehorse. (The total North American average is around 2.5 per year - not too far away from the 1-2 per year claimed by each of crocodiles, sharks and snakes in Australia).
May 5, 2018 12:04 PM # 
When people ask about dangers from wildlife, I mention ticks. I've known a half dozen orienteers who've contracted Lyme disease, and I've met another who contracted some other tick borne disease. I've heard one describe being attacked by a bird, another being head butted by a male deer at night during rutting season. I've not yet heard of one attacked by bears or lion. As you can see from statistics, those are pretty rare, compared to other risks, like driving or ticks. But, people's minds go to bears, maybe due to movies like The Revenant.
May 5, 2018 12:38 PM # 
I think I heard once, maybe from a national park publication or from a ranger, what animal caused the most fatalities every year in the parks, and the answers were dogs and bees. I don't have a source I can cite for that, though.
May 5, 2018 2:42 PM # 
Or this 11 animals more likely to kill you than sharks
May 5, 2018 6:07 PM # 
Cool, thanks for the link!
I write a map-oriented blog at work (sorry, internal only) and am always looking for new ideas.
I also occasionally repost on the WWW but it takes a lot of time so there are only a few posts there. My most recent was o' related... check it out:
May 5, 2018 7:54 PM # 
Cool - I'll have to share this with other students in the GIS class I'm taking.

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