This page was cloned from How big is Afghanistan? - an example of map comparison.
MapQuest - North Eastern US [source of US regional maps]
How big is Afghanistan? - an example of map comparison
Where is China? It is down over there... [looking through the Earth....]
Thanks to MapQuest.com
There is a few percent error in scale among the maps.
The original MapQuest US regional S and SE maps were scaled +8% to be of
more similar scale to the others.
In the early 90's, Xerox PARC's map server was a nice, flexible, desktop hack.
It's now N years later, and "here in the future" ... I'm hand scaling map
images, and trying not to care about projections.
Surely we can do better than this...?
2003-Mar-21 Cloned from "How big is Afghanistan".