Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another globe

This one is Europe and Africa showing the prime meridian, equator and 15,30, and 45 degree lines. It was generated with the demo version of a program called Mapmaker which I found on a ham radio site - ham radio is of course one field where you do sometimes need maps centred on odd points, and there seem to be several programs of this general type out there.

I did two versions; one is just the map generated by the program, adding the grid and changing the colour a little but otherwise unmodified; the other is "the back of a commemorative coin" struck in honour of the project. I'm not sure which is best - the coin isn't as clear, but I really don't think it matters much; it's going to be pretty small on the page anyway, probably replacing the blue version of the map grid I posted a few days ago.


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