Talk:List of extreme points of the United States

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Denali[edit]

I recently reverted an IP edit to the highest point.

My revert had the edit comment "It is customary and polite to include former names, especially when a renaming is very recent."
The IP edit had the edit comment "So such thing as Mt Mckinley" (I think 'No such thing" was meant)
The prior version had been stable for a few months:
Before September 27, 2015 it was:
  • Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) ...
On August 30, 2015 it was briefly
Before August 30, 2015 it was
This version had been stable at least back to April 2015, when there was a bit of vandalism was quickly reverted.

There apparently has been a vigorous discussion about the lede and title of Denali (see the talk page) which may have spilled over here. YBG (talk) 01:00, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

  • The point here, which you seem to understand well, is to help readers find the information they are looking for, not to fight over what the proper name is. As the article is now, after much discussion, called "Denali" the pharasing "Denali(Mount McKinley)" seems perfectly reasonable and helpful, as well as reflecting the way the naming is treated in the article itself. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:29, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Agree with Beeblebrox. Out of courtesy and helpfulness it should be Denali (Mount McKinley) since the change is so very recent. Not all our readers will be aware of the change of "official" title and we want to get them to the correct place. The actual article will explain to them the nuances. Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:20, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Agree - it should be Denali (Mount McKinley), Alaska - Mount McKinley is already redirected. Apuldram (talk) 16:07, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Misleading map makes Maine look more north than it is[edit]

The map, File:USA-Extreme-Points.svg, is incorrect and misleading about how far north Maine is. The northernmost point of Maine actually is more south than Seattle, Washington. The map shows Maine's northern border to be quite a bit above not just Seattle, but the northern most point of Washington. The latitude of northern Maine is at 47° 28'N. Seattle's latitude is 47.6097° N for reference (so Maine's northern point should be slightly below that), and Washington State's northern border is on 49° N.

Yes, this distortion is explained in the text. I'm putting the map back, but I'll add a note about that. --Lasunncty (talk) 02:34, 20 January 2016 (UTC)