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Old 04-02-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Wow thats pretty detailed! Awesome work

There's only one thing i would change, but that doesn't even matter its great!
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Alot better. I like it. There is a couple things I would change but you can't get more accurate than that. Good Job.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Great map - but a few points/questions:

Michigan is not in the Midwest? I know we're the "Great Lakes State," but not all of MI is an eastern/rust belt state. Three Rivers, MI is much more similar to Madison, WI than Syracuse, NY. The U.P. is definitely more Upper Midwest than (Eastern) Great Lakes. The vast majority of Michigan is very Midwestern.

Actually, I think the "Great Lakes region" should be divided into 3 different regions, kind of like how you did with Appalachia. Michigan (except the UP), Northern Indiana, Wisconsin south of Milwaukee, and Northern Ohio should be the Midwestern Great Lakes. Wisconsin north of Milwaukee, coastal Minnesota, and the UP of Michigan should be the Northern Great Lakes. Both of these should be subsets of the Midwest.

Erie, Pennsylvania and Western New York should be the Northeast Great Lakes, and a subset of the Northeast.

There is a LOT of variation within the Great Lakes (not to mention the Canadian side), and I certainly wouldn't say that Upstate NY has much in common with Minnesota.

The Great Plains should be a subset of the Midwest.

The South should extend a little farther north, into extreme southern OH, IN, IL, and MO.

Other than that, loos good!
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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i have taken suggestions on the map and have updated it.

texas has been adjusted. california coastal regions have been added. great lakes region has been added. south west conneticut has been added to the mid atlantic. and various other lines have been adjusted slightly.

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Looks sort of like the Old Farmers Almanac's regional weather map. From the areas I know, it has major errors re: culture, though.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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It looks good. You were really thorough with it this time.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:07 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Southern Utah and Southeastern California should be in the Southwest. Appalachia doesn't extend that far south in Alabama or Mississippi or that far west in Tennessee. The Mid-Atlantic doesn't extend to the Canadian border. The South extends slightly farther south in inland Florida.

Other than that, no complaints.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Really good job .
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Excellent map, well thought out.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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From what I know, the Midwestern portion (esp including the entire Great Lakes basin as a single cultural area) is not supported by linguistic or social studies.

Ditto for including Piedmont and Coastal Plain as a single unit in the South.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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i have taken suggestions on the map and have updated it.

texas has been adjusted. california coastal regions have been added. great lakes region has been added. south west conneticut has been added to the mid atlantic. and various other lines have been adjusted slightly.

Besides what the others have pointed out, I would only recommend two things, and they're possibly nit-picky. One, I would treat southern Missouri and northern Arkansas (the Ozarks) as a distinct region, with more in common with southern Appalachia than the South. Also, and again, this may just be nit-picky, what you have as Deep South on the coasts of East Texas and Louisiana are more Creole/Cajun than Southern. I would extend that line in about 100-200 miles.
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