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This infographic from New Scientist explains why we live in London and not Wellington, New Zealand. And if you want to get away from it all look for the black.

In truth, Wellington is a lot more remote than this graphic shows.



Full size version here.

I found this interesting little video on Design You Trust.  It comes without explanation or comment.

I noticed the obvious stuff. Daylight has a big impact on volumes in the air corridors.

The population centres of the world really stand out.

Hawaii gets a noticeable stream of flights off the mainland.

Flights don’t go over the South Pole to get places the way they do over the North.

Flying over Russia or Africa in the middle of the night significantly reduces the chance of hitting another plane.


Antipodes pl.n.

  1. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
  2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.

This cool map <link> shows you your antipode. And the screen grab above shows why New Zealanders living in London are correctly known as antipodeans.


Piracy off the coast of Somalia is in the news at the moment. This Live Piracy map <link> from the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre suggests that it much more widespread than just that coast of Africa.



Who is the G20?  Nineteen countries and the EU. From the official website <link> here’s the list:

“The members of the G-20 are the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries:

  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • China,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • Mexico,
  • Russia,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • South Africa,
  • South Korea,
  • Turkey,
  • the United Kingdom and
  • the United States of America.

The European Union is also a member, represented by the rotating Council presidency and the European Central Bank.”

I wonder who is number 21?

Slate discusses membership here <link>


Unnoticed by the rest of the world there was an election in New Zealand recently. Being the slightly smaller country that we are, our election maps go to a whole new level of detail ie not all of the USA. In this clever mashup you can see the results by individual polling booth! And, if you knew where to look, my house.

Here’s the map <link> and here’s the full story here <link>

I’ve been trying to embed this map for about 30 minutes only to discover that wordpress doesn’t allow iframes. Frustration aside, here’s a really great map of this year’s Tour.  Click on the map above and zoom right in for street views.

And there is a live tracker of some sort here <link> though it seems to be showing a rider in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa at the moment.

Updated: Wired presented this list of online resources <link>. Only 144 followers on Twitter.

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