Talk:1688: Map Age Guide
Well, I have no clue how to upload the image, it just displays the title text.22.214.171.124 12:47, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
- Done. Guess the bot failed because there is a larger one when you click the image on xkcd? --Kynde (talk) 13:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
I feel like the title seriously lacks the word "political", there's all sorts of nice things with dating non-modern world maps. -- 126.96.36.199 13:34, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't just cover political maps -- there is a section on telling when you are with physical maps via the presence or absence of bodies of water. In fact, there are four or five main branches: fictional maps, topographical maps, not a map, and political maps (which have two branches, based on the naming of Istanbul (was Constantinople) 188.8.131.52 13:42, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
I like how that this flow chart also describes what I've drawn184.108.40.206 14:05, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Noone else has started work on this and I'm bored so... Relevant Events
Is there a big lake in Southern California? (Created by Mistake) Salton Sea A previously dry lakebed accidentally flooded in 1905 while attempting to increase irrigation to the area from the Colorado River
How far East do the American Prairies reach? The Northwest Territory was incorporated in pieces ~1820s, there may be something more relavent to draw the line at Indiana though.
Is there a big lake in the middle of Ghana? (Created on Purpose) Lake Volta
The US's southern border looks Gadsden Purchase
"Buda" and "Pest" or "Budapest" Buda and Pest were originally two different cities
Should the relevant links above be added directly to the transcript, or to a separate section?