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RecklessEnthusiasm
06-26-2011, 03:43 PM
Anyone planning on mapping a 'flat earth' style map? Here is a really creative antique map:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Orlando-Ferguson-flat-earth-map.jpg

bartmoss
06-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Yeah that one is... original. The sad part is the date.

The only really unusual maps I contemplated were ringworlds, those are really straight forward - you just have way too much territory to cover, even at the small sizes I was working with (Banks Orbitals with ~1100 times the Earth's surface area).

Hawksguard
06-26-2011, 07:58 PM
The only really unusual maps I contemplated were ringworlds, those are really straight forward - you just have way too much territory to cover, even at the small sizes I was working with (Banks Orbitals with ~1100 times the Earth's surface area).

Hehe. How about a 1 AU Dyson shell. ~550 million times the Earth's surface area.

Ascension
06-26-2011, 08:19 PM
That looks sort of like an anti-donut or the opposite of what some cosmographers see the universe as (all edges wrap around forming a donut). Kind of cool idea.

Steel General
06-27-2011, 11:49 AM
Reminds me a bit of a roulette wheel...

Master TMO
06-27-2011, 02:25 PM
Obviously made by someone who hadn't ever travelled below the Equator, although still pretty inventive. Or else those poor penguins do a LOT of waddling.

Midgardsormr
06-27-2011, 07:18 PM
Out of curiosity, I did a bit of digging on this one because I just couldn't believe that it wasn't a joke. Not only is it not a joke, but there are still people who believe in a flat Earth! http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/
How scary is that?

Hai-Etlik
06-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Out of curiosity, I did a bit of digging on this one because I just couldn't believe that it wasn't a joke. Not only is it not a joke, but there are still people who believe in a flat Earth! http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/
How scary is that?

No more scary than Germ Theory denialists, Creationists, Lamarkians, Geocentrists, Homeopaths, or the Anti-Vaccine movement.