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Norwegians have yet to invent a name for Switzerland it seems.
Thank you Norway for calling our country Hellas. Very cool.
We call it that because it is hella sick
Hellas -> Hellenic?
The only two languages that call Greece "Hellas" are Greek and Norwegian.
In cantonese it’s Hei La i believe.
What different countries call Greece is pretty interesting. Basically it tends to follow which of the Greek peoples were closest to the nation in question.
what about the turkish name "Yunanistan" ?
It needs some work for non-continental territories. I'm not talking about protectorates or anything like that. I mean when I click on France, it doesn't have Réunion Island, which is a normal department of France, just like Paris. If clicking on the US shows Hawaii, clicking on France should show Réunion.
Completely agree with this exact example. Also when using Mapcharts.net, mouse over Hawaii and it selects all of the US. Mouse over Réunion and it only selects Réunion.
Ooo I'm about to go see the US's Google's opinion on Greenland
update: It's very very incomplete, if it's planned to be a feature and it's not just some bug. Lots of countries don't have the red outline; Sudan, Ethiopia, Spain, China, Russia... and the outline is pretty sloppy for US and Canada.
But, Greenland and Denmark are separate.
I always find that little political issue interesting. I've gotten yelled at for just wondering about it, though.
In the very least, Sudan, China, and Russia all have disputed territory. I think everyone without a res border has disputed territory.
The do it at least for American counties and city limits.
Doesnt seem to do it in the app though and that’s where I’d most like to see it. Esp for counties. Seems like all the time I’ll search for Generic County, TX for example and it just drops a pin in the middle of nowhere. Show me that outline
Only on website unfortunately
Hmm could only be the web site.
well, they're not wrong...
Anyone know how to get outlines of town borders on Google maps app? I can Google and it'll come up but within the app itself there's no such function.
Google (diplomatically) does not extend this highlighting service to countries with (readily visible) border disputes.
E.g. No outline for Egypt (border dispute with Sudan), but an outline for next door Libya.
E.g. No outline for India (border dispute with Pakistan), but an outline for next door Sri Lanka.
E.g. No outline for Israel (various border disputes), but an outline for next door Lebanon.
E.g. No outline for Russia (border dispute with Ukraine), but an outline for next door Kazakhstan.
fascinating how many more countries have disputed borders... Spain, Turkey, Syria, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tansania....
actually could interesting to see a map of those
Briefly thought my country was known as Starbucks land in Norwegian for a second there
Jeeze, just look at the coast of Norway. No wonder its the longest coastline of any country.
EDIT: 2nd longest
Norway's the longest coastline in Europe, but Canada's is longer than Norway.
It's actually impossible to accurately measure the coastline of a country (although if there were a way, Canada's would probably be longer).
But you can still measure relative coastline length, right?
No. A country's ranking will also depend on the length scale. Consider a big country with a smooth coastline and a small country with a jagged coastline. If the length scale used in the measurement is long enough that the jaggedness is smoothed away, then the big country will win, but if the length scale is small enough the small country will win. And of course, there can be different amounts of jaggedness at different scales, so the rankings can change multiple times as the scale changes.
It's impossible to get a single definitive number for a coast length. But what you can do is to choose some sensible length scale and apply that uniformly to all countries. For example, 10 m resolution would fit both with easily available satellite images and with the size of features that most people might bother with if walking the coast. I think this would be a pretty good choice.
The next step up is to do this for multiple length scales for every country, one for each usage scenario. If we take this to its extreme, we simply use every possible length scale for every country, resulting in a graph of coast length vs. length scale for each of them. Here we would see that the ranking of countries change as the length scale changes, and people could read off there results at their favorite length scale.
One doesn't have to go that far, though. The most important thing is
The wikipedia list includes data from both the CIA and WRI, but neither of them publish the smoothing length they used, making their numbers hard to interpret.
Edit: There are some other subtleties too, for example where a river stops and becomes ocean. Look at the huge discrepancy between CIA and WRI for Bangladesh, for example. It looks like this is almost exclusively caused by river features.
Oh snap that’s the video I saw about this, I thought I remembered him saying Norway was the longest coastline but he actually says they are the 2nd longest. I probably thought they were number 1 because of how much emphasis he puts on them.
Why is Russia the only subdivided country?
at this zoom level only very large countries show subdivisions, when you zoom in more you see the subdivisions in smaller countries too.
Only supergigantic countries have them at this zoom level - other countries have them too when you zoom in
Happy cake day!
If you zoom in more other countries become subdivided. At this scale it is possible that it's just Russia's size.
Hviterussland!? I wonder why it is so different in Norwegian...
Wit-Rusland in Dutch, Weißrussland in German, Hviderusland in Danish.
When did it stop working?
I wish they would include the grey outline you see when you search Google for a region or area in the actual Maps app.
Not all countries. For example, I get no red outline for Greece, Syria, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
For Syria, Russia and Ukraine that's probably because they have disputed territories. Not sure why it doesn't work for Greece, though. I'm not aware of any disputed territories claimed by Greece.
Edit: I Just remembered Greece has some Islands disputed with Turkey
Yeah I thought Greece might be due to FYROM as well, but FYROM gets an outline so it must be solely due to Turkey.
Did Norway gain territory or something? Looks like it
S V E R I G E
They made Hans Island Danish (part of Greenland), not Canadian! Have google ended the most ridicolous war in history?
Maybe they keep track of whose bottle is currently standing there.
You don't know how evil Norway is on Photoshop...
I love that Iceland is just called island in your language
The english word "island" is "øy" in norwegian. The word "ice" is "is". Iceland and Island means the same thing
It’s because is = ice (and land = land). To pronounce it you just drop the initial “a” sound in Iceland.
They spelled pretty much every country wrong however.
It's not spelled wrong? The map is in Norwegian.
Shit man. Ofcourse. Subtle jokes don't make it here on Mapporn huh? Shit people need to lighten up.
Who are you referring to? I'm just a simple Norse person trying to be correct about what to call countries. I know Finland is Suomi and Kroatia is Hrvatska, but who else?