Module talk:Location map/data/USA Alaska

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Template USA Alaska International Boundary Commission=[edit]

2008-06-30, Template USA Alaska lat_deg=51.02,71.7 lon_deg=-194.97,-129.82 corners:

Location map/data/USA Alaska is located in Alaska
Location map/data/USA Alaska
Location map/data/USA Alaska
Location map/data/USA Alaska
Location map/data/USA Alaska
Template USA Alaska 2008-06-30 corners


These International Boundary Commission monuments should line-up with the template:

Location map/data/USA Alaska is located in Alaska
AK-YT 1
AK-YT 1
AK-YT 187
AK-YT 187
AK-YT 164
AK-YT 164
AK-YT 123
AK-YT 123
AK-BC 0
AK-BC 0
AK-BC 28
AK-BC 28
Alaska-Canada boundary monuments
OK now?--Appraiser (talk) 11:58, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you,
For my purposes, Alaska worked with either (6/29 or 6/30) corners/edges,
with the thickness of the border lines and size of the marks,
anything between overlapping/touching and "dead center" are sufficient. :)
I have not experimented with how/where varying marksizes are plotted,
(used 3,4,6 and 8 pixel marks but have not paid attention to "where")
whether they calculate a "center" based on size, or just use a mark corner (if so, which corner)?
I am curious about the Location Map * "method/process",
How/where the background (.PNG) are obtained (detailed "how-to" or specific link)
and how the "initial corners/edges" are determined ...
Thought I read something on Wiki about:
  • a "tool" to assist in the corner/edge determination, but can not find the link)
  • that many such USA maps are downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau? but I did not find the "recipe".
For instance, if I understand Location map+/~ correctly,
"inset" or "overview" maps in a "corner" can be performed by
setting the first "mark" to point to an opaque inset map, and
pointing the first mark to the appropriate coordinates.
My specific interest is extending/replicating the process (on an "as needed" basis) to Boroughs, Counties, Townships.
Alaska only has 16 "organized" Boroughs (counties) compared to some states which have many (like Ohio has 88 counties).
A dot on an Alaska map provides some information,
not as informative as a dot on an Alaskan borough map,
with Alaska as an inset/overview and a mark also plotted on the inset/overview.

LeheckaG (talk) 14:52, 30 June 2008 (UTC)