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Interesting Maps

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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,362 ✭✭✭✭Scarinae


    A good map for December - the Christmas gift-bringers of Europe

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    There's an article to with the map which you can read here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.

    Only because alcohol is taxed so heavily and far more expensive compared to the known heavy drinkers such as Finland and Russia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,581 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.

    Combination of being heavy drinkers and very high duty and vat on alcohol.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    Only because alcohol is taxed so heavily and far more expensive compared to the known heavy drinkers such as Finland and Russia.

    It’s expensive in other countries too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,322 ✭✭✭KevRossi


    The areas in red were called 'Zone Rouge' and were no-go areas after WW1. They were filled with unexploded ordnance, bodies, barbed wire, machinery etc. The areas are in rich farmland and were gradually cleared out over the following 80 years. In parts of that area you still need special permission to erect any structure, they government will get teams in to check the earth for bombs and bodies.

    For comparison, the distance from Paris at the foot of the map to Lille near the top is about the same as Cork to Dublin.

    Lille to Namcy is about the same as Belfast to Tralee.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    It’s expensive in other countries too.

    While we're usually around the top 10, we're not the heaviest drinkers - lots of data below - including the map posted, but on the graph it looks like we're 7 or 8 per consumption/GDP

    https://ourworldindata.org/alcohol-consumption


  • Registered Users Posts: 768 ✭✭✭afkasurfjunkie


    Excellent thread. Keep ‘em coming. I love maps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭Andrewf20


    Antipodal map, showing where you come out the opposite side of the earth. Approx 15% of land is opposite land which is roughly 4% of the surface of the earth.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,442 ✭✭✭dasdog


    The offend everyone in Europe map

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    While we're usually around the top 10, we're not the heaviest drinkers - lots of data below - including the map posted, but on the graph it looks like we're 7 or 8 per consumption/GDP

    https://ourworldindata.org/alcohol-consumption

    We’re big bingers, according to that. The pattern is more telling to me than the amount.

    Top ten out of 200+ countries? Yeah, we’re boozehounds.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    There’s been a map like this in my local pub long before Brexit was a twinkle in somebody’s eye

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


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    Psychogeographic map - how the brain sees the body


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,489 ✭✭✭✭Tell me how


    There’s been a map like this in my local pub long before Brexit was a twinkle in somebody’s eye

    Interesting that those who drew that map didn't allow their dislike of the UK to motivate them to take back the 6 counties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭vektarman


    Stereotype map of Europe.

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


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    Map of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, one of the longest caves in Britain and one that i was reckless enough to go into as a teenager - some while ago, now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,420 ✭✭✭✭sligojoek


    vektarman wrote: »
    Stereotype map of Europe.

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    I read the top line as "Lots of Darkies".

    Off to Specsavers in the morning for me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,995 ✭✭✭Ipso


    Interesting that those who drew that map didn't allow their dislike of the UK to motivate them to take back the 6 counties.

    Probably didn't show foddin sport son the tv either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭Charles Babbage


    Irish Language 1871
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    50% of Canadians live below the red line:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,078 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,780 ✭✭✭BalcombeSt4


    i can't find it online but in Ed Moloney's book "Voices From the Grave" about a UVF man (David ervine) & about a IRA man (Brendan Hughes) it shows 3 different very detailed maps about The Trouble hot spots. Fiirst map is about the North of Ireland in it's entirety and shows all the the main places in it like Greysteel, Strabane, Sion Mills, Omagh, Crossmaglen, Camlough, Derry Claudy, Newry, Craigavon etc...the only places it shows outside the North are Belturbet, Monaghan town, Dundalk & Pettigo

    The second map shows Belfast, it shows all the main places in East, South, West & North. So South you have Andersontown & Castlreagh, in the North you have Ardoyne, Glengormley, Mount Vernon etc.... In the West you have the Truf Lodge, Falls, Ballymurphy, Shankill, Woodvale, Sandy Row, Shankill etc...And in the East you have the Short Strand, Newtownards, Woodstock, Ravenhill etc...

    And the final one is about the Falls Road circa 1969.
    So you have the Royal Victoria Hospital (not sure if it's there now), Roden street, Grosvenor road, Cyprus street, Lesson street, Little Distillery & places like Divis Flats, the Clonard Monastrey, Bombay street & so on, very interesting just to see clearly how close the UVF & IRA were pusehed up together with RUC & British soldiers in the mix as well, like a giant bomb ready to explode


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭JohnnyFlash


    i can't find it online but in Ed Moloney's book "Voices From the Grave" about a UVF man (David ervine) & about a IRA man (Brendan Hughes) it shows 3 different very detailed maps about The Trouble hot spots. Fiirst map is about the North of Ireland in it's entirety and shows all the the main places in it like Greysteel, Strabane, Sion Mills, Omagh, Crossmaglen, Camlough, Derry Claudy, Newry, Craigavon etc...the only places it shows outside the North are Belturbet, Monaghan town, Dundalk & Pettigo

    The second map shows Belfast, it shows all the main places in East, South, West & North. So South you have Andersontown & Castlreagh, in the North you have Ardoyne, Glengormley, Mount Vernon etc.... In the West you have the Truf Lodge, Falls, Ballymurphy, Shankill, Woodvale, Sandy Row, Shankill etc...And in the East you have the Short Strand, Newtownards, Woodstock, Ravenhill etc...

    And the final one is about the Falls Road circa 1969.
    So you have the Royal Victoria Hospital (not sure if it's there now), Roden street, Grosvenor road, Cyprus street, Lesson street, Little Distillery & places like Divis Flats, the Clonard Monastrey, Bombay street & so on, very interesting just to see clearly how close the UVF & IRA were pusehed up together with RUC & British soldiers in the mix as well, like a giant bomb ready to explode

    So some maps of Northern Ireland and its capital city?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭Charles Babbage


    50% of Canadians live below the red line:


    And that line would run through Northern Italy in Europe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭KAGY


    The map of Ireland before and after the Down Survey, the first large scale survey based on triangulation.

    http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php
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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,283 ✭✭✭fixXxer


    KAGY wrote: »
    The map of Ireland before and after the Down Survey, the first large scale survey based on triangulation.

    http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php

    Oh man, I'd love a high quality print out of that for the wall at home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭KAGY


    KAGY wrote: »
    The map of Ireland before and after the Down Survey, the first large scale survey based on triangulation.

    Lest we forget the reason why the survey was commissioned
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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 37,990 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    KAGY wrote: »
    The map of Ireland before and after the Down Survey, the first large scale survey based on triangulation.

    http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php
    The before map is strange - the coastline is quite accurate for most of the country but they must have been on the poitín when doing the stetch from Galway to Derry


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,360 ✭✭✭Badly Drunk Boy


    The before map is strange - the coastline is quite accurate for most of the country but they must have been on the poitín when doing the stetch from Galway to Derry

    Lough Erne dried up a good bit too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭Hector Savage


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    How did you do this ?


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