Comments on: <![CDATA[Polarity]]> http://www.futilitycloset.com/2012/06/24/topsy-turvy-4/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bob Carlson https://persquaremile.com/2012/06/28/polarity/#comment-5385 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:04:24 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=3600#comment-5385 well, we earth scientists know that. just like how people misuse the terms large-scale and small-scale all the time. a globe of the Earth is SMALL-scale. one inch on the globe equals miles and miles on the globe, just do it as a fraction. a large-scale map would be like one showing your house and property on a dinner-table sized piece of paper, one inch equals 40 feet, or similar. a topo map is 1:24,000, usually. that’s 0.0000416. the coffee-table map is 0.025. which one’s smaller? the largest-scale map would be one where one inch = one inch, a fullsize map of the thing you’re mapping.

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By: AL SILBERT https://persquaremile.com/2012/06/28/polarity/#comment-5384 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:32:29 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=3600#comment-5384 More accurately, the magnetic poles are NEAR the geographic poles. The first sentence would be improved by saying, “Magnetic north is near geographic south.”

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