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Measurements

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:39 am
by eelco
How big is one 'block' in the lines that we draw ?
How big is the orange rectangle exactly?

I'd like to convert my sliced area into square meters. :)

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:15 pm
by adum
i actually dont' exactly know! ;)

plus, it changes depending on your latitude because i project a square onto a sphere. so the further north you are, the faster you can slice.

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:35 pm
by ES187
adum wrote:... so the further north you are, the faster you can slice.

Damned ;) I have to change my holiday plans... :lol:

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:04 pm
by Fin#29
There used to be a scale on the map but I haven't seen it in a while.

adum wrote:
... so the further north you are, the faster you can slice.
Helps to explain why the Germans & Danes are doing so well. Until now I was thinking it was the Geman's need to conguer & people in Amsterdam hitting several different coffee shops & then wondering in circles.

I'll write that off as another "Sunshine Tax" for living in Southern California. 8-)

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 pm
by Colonia
So far I didn't see any active Danes, specially not in Amsterdam.
The Dutch on the other hand are quite active.... 8-)

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:27 am
by Fin#29
Dutch / Danes, sorry about that to both & to all Americans for furthering our stereotype.


Back to the topic. If I understand the chart on Degree Length....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude

...Someone at 30deg longitude would have to travel 96 km to match someone at 60deg doing 55km.

Re: Measurements

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:13 pm
by bsguedes
But you can slice more walking/riding because you don't live in the freakin' cold cities of the North !