Man, has Europe changed



  • Now, I know I did skip a lot of geography classes... but still... i think something just isn't right with this map:

    original screenshot: http://shrani.si/files/screenshot10w0d.png
    the page: http://www.hansollcd.com/eng/support/as.asp

    Just how many misplaced countries can you find?

     



  • Well, croatia is just plain wrong (should be on the other side of the water) and as far as i know yugoslavia doesn't officialy exist anymore (my guess is that it should be Serbia by now), but other than that it's really not that bad. Well yeah, the shapes are a little crude, but the basics are ok



  • Slovenia and Slovkia are swapped around. The Netherlands, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and countless other smaller countries apparently don't exist. Switzer is also an interesting way to abbreviate Switzerland.



  • Yougoslavia has been changed long ago to Serbia then Serbia-montenegro then split in Serbia and Montenegro, very old map. Yougoslavia international ISO country code doesn't even exist
    anymore. I wonder how they communicate with their yougoslavia office :Dµ

     Europe also has a very strange shape. While most dots are techincally correct, they are quite far from the country geographical center. Not to metion this strange shape between France and spain :)

    Google earth version is also fun. It shows lichtenstein (very small european country) at the place of switzerland (at this scale lichtenstein is not visible)
     

    [url=http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ggeartheurope1ck4.png][/url]  



  • @SpComb said:

    Slovenia and Slovkia are swapped around. The Netherlands, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and countless other smaller countries apparently don't exist. Switzer is also an interesting way to abbreviate Switzerland.

    To be fair (don't ask me why), the map seems to only show countries where they have offices. If you go to the site and click the "America" tab, you'll see 4 cities listed. And I guarantee you that, between the US and Canada, we have less than 4 countries and more than 4 cities.  



  • The map of North America is just as wrong, too. Montreal is not west of Toronto, and definitely not west of Hudson Bay.



  • Wouldn't it make more sense to mark the dots with the city names rather than the countries?

    Also, there's some funny behavior when changing tabs:

    - when Europe is selected, the U.K (no period after K, BTW) dot jumps up a couple pixels, and at the same time the Iceland dot appears (later than the rest).

    - when America is selected, the dot on the west coast is first marked as ATEC(LA) and then quickly changes to Atec USA Inc. 



  • So does that just mean that their "Slovenia" office is in Slovakia and vice versa?



  • Yeah, there's also the fact that the major (4) cities in North America are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Atec USA. I wonder when we're gonna tell California that we've renamed LA.



  • While we're on the topic of useless maps, this is from the college where I work:

    campus dining map



  • @rev said:

    While we're on the topic of useless maps, this is from the college where I work:

    campus dining map



    They should have added a wooden table underneath it.



  • @rev said:

    While we're on the topic of useless maps, this is from the college where I work:

    campus dining map

    Love those trapezoidal buildings.  Who designed your campus, Frank Gehry?

    On the plus side, if you ever want to play "Emory-opoly", just print out one of these babies and you're good to go.



  • @Welbog said:

    The map of North America is just as wrong, too. Montreal is not west of Toronto, and definitely not west of Hudson Bay.

    Haha, I didn't even stop and look at North America. I don't know who moved Montreal to Manitoba, but tell Quebec that they can have it back!  



  • @rev said:

    While we're on the topic of useless maps, this is from the college where I work:

    campus dining map

    You know what? I clicked on the pdf, thinking the map would be seen from top in pdf and detailed. It's the same as the website one, same orientation, but uglier :D 



  • @rbowes said:

    @SpComb said:

    Slovenia and Slovkia are swapped around. The Netherlands, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and countless other smaller countries apparently don't exist. Switzer is also an interesting way to abbreviate Switzerland.

    To be fair (don't ask me why), the map seems to only show countries where they have offices. If you go to the site and click the "America" tab, you'll see 4 cities listed. And I guarantee you that, between the US and Canada, we have less than 4 countries and more than 4 cities.  

    Not even that. The legend clearly communicates that the map shows the location of the service centers, not the countries that have service centers (which, afterall, wouldn't be dots). The labels apparently tell customers from the indicated country where to go if they need service.

    So if you're from Croatia, you need to go to Italy. Why would anyone have a problem with that?

    --Rank



  • @Rank Amateur said:

    @rbowes said:

    @SpComb said:

    Slovenia and Slovkia are swapped around. The Netherlands, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and countless other smaller countries apparently don't exist. Switzer is also an interesting way to abbreviate Switzerland.

    To be fair (don't ask me why), the map seems to only show countries where they have offices. If you go to the site and click the "America" tab, you'll see 4 cities listed. And I guarantee you that, between the US and Canada, we have less than 4 countries and more than 4 cities.  

    Not even that. The legend clearly communicates that the map shows the location of the service centers, not the countries that have service centers (which, afterall, wouldn't be dots). The labels apparently tell customers from the indicated country where to go if they need service.

    So if you're from Croatia, you need to go to Italy. Why would anyone have a problem with that?

    --Rank

    well, for one thing, yugoslavia or slovenia (shown as slovakia on the map, i should've seen that myself), depending on where in croatia you are, is closer. Oh, and they speak roughly the same language. They would understand eachother better.

    But yeah, you're right about the thing showing locations of service centers instead of all the country names in europe.



  • @tchize said:

    You know what? I clicked on the pdf, thinking the map would be seen from top in pdf and detailed. It's the same as the website one, same orientation, but uglier :D 

    And it's a bitmap PDF, too!  I was thinking that, at the very least, it would be scalable... or at least high enough resolution that the labels on the buildings were halfway clear...



  • @rev said:

    While we're on the topic of useless maps, this is from the college where I work:

    campus dining map

    The perspective on this map is very disturbing. Perhaps the objective is to discourage you from eating? 



  • I like this version of the world - the Tory World Atlas from Spitting Image. Something to offend everyone in here!

     


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