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RPMiller
10-23-2009, 09:09 AM
Found this video this morning. Hope it is as intriguing to you as it was to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgErv6M19yY&feature=related

Redrobes
10-23-2009, 09:19 AM
Your right that's fascinating. I would not have imagined that the world requirement for globes would mean that there was a factory dedicated to making them with so much custom machinery to do it and such large amount of them in production at once. That surely must be a one off place. Brilliant.

Midgardsormr
10-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Well considering how many primary schools there are just here in the United States, times three or four globes per school, times the number that get destroyed by children trying to sit on them or playing sports with them, I imagine the world's consumption of globes is probably somewhat higher than might be expected.

It looks like that factory produces globes in many different languages, though, so it may very well be the only one of its kind. Very interesting process, and it finally answered my question of how the relief is created.

RobA
10-23-2009, 11:37 AM
The other issue is obsolescence.

Every time a border changes or a country splits there is a need to update "instructional" globes (and atlases in general). Which makes me wonder where all the old globes go....

(or do they just issue stickers to go on the globe to make the corrections?)

-Rob A>

Nexis
10-23-2009, 12:56 PM
The other issue is obsolescence.

Every time a border changes or a country splits there is a need to update "instructional" globes (and atlases in general). Which makes me wonder where all the old globes go....

(or do they just issue stickers to go on the globe to make the corrections?)

-Rob A>

In the old days of globes, that is Victorian and after, people who bought globes could get overlays to past onto the globes to update them. This was in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century with all the great explorations and re-mapping of the world. Also the globes are usually tossed out or now recycled as they are all mostly paper.

Steel General
10-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Which makes me wonder where all the old globes go....
-Rob A>

There is a secret government installation where all outdated globes are stored..a 'global graveyard' if you will :D

Silly I know...but I couldn't help myself.

Midgardsormr
10-23-2009, 06:31 PM
Interesting. Now map it!