Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Lowtuff, Sep 29, 2015.

1. ### TsocharWell-Known Member

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Go to google maps and type in "22N 11W," and it'll give you central Mauritania.

2. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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Wait, I'm totes confused. Apparently, going by that formula, I'd be like, only five degrees north of this one place near the extreme south, when in truth, I'm nine degrees north of it.

3. ### TsocharWell-Known Member

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In real life or on the tilted planet? If you're having trouble calculating distance, this site has a convenient and accurate tool for you to use. If you want to enter latitude and longitude coordinates, use the "upload coordinates" button below the map.

Let's do an example. Say I want the new north pole to be in Paris. I live in Cleveland, Ohio, which is 6304 km from Paris. Dividing by 111 km, we find that my location is 56.8° away from the north pole. Since the north pole is 90°N, and everything is south of the north pole by definition, it's 90-56.8 or 33.2°N on the new planetocopia.

Suppose I want the north pole to be in Alice Springs, Australia. That's 16196 kilometers away from me. 16196/111=145.9. 90-145.9=-55.9. Therefore, my new location would be 55.9° South.

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4. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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Wait, judging by your formula, I'd be in the Northern Hemisphere, but judging by my map, I'd be in the Southern Hemisphere. What's up with that?

5. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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Anyhoo, in my map, I think I ended up in the Indian Ocean west of Western Australia.

6. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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...Wait, what's with the heavy disconnect between what the formula says and what maps say?

7. ### TsocharWell-Known Member

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The default on the distance calculator is in miles, and my formula is for kilometers.

You mentioned being at 14N before, so I'm going to assume you live in Manila. The distance from 22N 11W to Manila is 13401 km. Dividing by 111 gives 120.7. The formula then gives 30.7°S.

If you forgot to set to kilometers and instead used miles, you would instead get something around 15°N. Is that what happened?

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8. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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I mean, when you subtract by 90, apparently 90 comes first? I thought that it was the other way round!

9. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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My personal interpretation of my latest map is that for the most part, with the exceptions of places like Australia and New Zealand, the longitudes are 10 or 11 degrees behind those in real life (The previous for if a place is east, the latter for if a place is west), but yeah, when it comes to some places that are placed all weird like Australia, Oceania, and New Zealand, I'd have to rely on the longitudes of other places to guess their longitudes.

10. ### TsocharWell-Known Member

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I said subtract FROM 90, which is quite literally the opposite of subtracting BY 90.

11. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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Yeah, I kinda figured it out on my own. That's not quite what I'm preoccupied with anymore.

12. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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The North Pole is in -72.891922, -78.170288 in real life. I picked this particular alignment because the longitudes are easier to guess this way.

13. ### SwedeTech-priest

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I don't get your focus in longitudes. They är in a sense arbitrary and in no way impact what a place would be like compared to Our Earth. All weather parterns will be very different if you move the poles around so finding the longitude matters not one bit.

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14. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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OK, this time the North Pole is at -72.745126, -88.659180 in real life.

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-73.50, -81.

16. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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-11.6, 166.9.

17. ### Petros >Peter Fergus<Well-Known Member

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Wow! That monsoon in Asia! And Africa!

18. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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What do you mean?

19. ### Petros >Peter Fergus<Well-Known Member

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The coastlines there look like they'd produce terrific monsoons. In Asia they're drawing down colder Pacific Ocean air every Northern summer, in Africa drawing in the warm Indian Ocean air every Northern winter. Although looking at it again, Africa looks too southerly to catch the best effect.

20. ### aja675Well-Known Member

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Like, which parts of Asia and Africa?