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Old 05-15-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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And then people are surprised to learn that Minnesota has the northernmost point of the continental US.

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Old 05-15-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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It has to do with trying to project an oblate spheroid onto a flat surface. The edges of the map get more distorted, and therefore Maine appears further north.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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It has to do with trying to project an oblate spheroid onto a flat surface. The edges of the map get more distorted, and therefore Maine appears further north.
Yeah. Curvature of the Earth and such.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Same reason Greenland and Iceland look like huge places on a globe.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The map you posted shows Maine well below Minnesota, I don't recall seeing any maps that are in error with the latitude and longitude of Maine. Maybe you can post a map that shows this error

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And then people are surprised to learn that Minnesota has the northernmost point of the continental US.

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Actually it is contiguous US. Alaska is part of the continent. We all know what you meant though.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Fun fact: Greenland is actually about 1/8 to 1/9 the size of South America, but looks bigger on many maps due to how it was projected and its northern locatoin.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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It's an outrage. Give Minnesota some recognition!
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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the map you posted is accurate. do you see the 50' longitude circle at the top? the northernmost tip of maine is much lower from the line than the northernmost tip of minnesota.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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OP, instead of showing us an accurate map, why not show us one of those many many examples of maps that shows Maine extending north of Minnesota.
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