Mapping My Spam

I have to admit, I’m fascinated by the sheer amount of spam comments this site gets. Fortunately, thanks to the site’s settings, none of it actually makes it through to the page you see. But where does it come from? Cursory glances at the moderation list seem to show it coming from the same dozen…

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Odds and Ends: A Continent Full of Feathers; Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre

A couple of tidbits for the first weekend of November. 1909 National Geographic Map of Africa Click to expand (3347 x 4264). This National Geographic map of Africa dating from 1909 has been featured rather prominently in Wikipedia’s Africa article for quite some time now. Not only a political geography map, the map also intended…

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More Lines of Largest Settlements

Following up on Wednesday’s post regarding lines of largest settlement (a way to put the bed the issue of what constitutes the northernmost and southernmost (or westernmost/easternmost) cities in a region), here are examples from six more regions. This was originally going to be a much larger post, but some of the examples in this…

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Happy Third Anniversary!

Well, here we are, three years later. Wackiness, I tell you. I continue to be stunned by your appreciation for this little corner of the web, and I can never thank you enough!  Thank you for your patronage, and I hope you’ll continue to stop by. There are now over 540 articles for you to…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the all new Basement Geographer! New look, same erratic content. Coming into 2013, two things were long overdue: me taking a break from the site, and the site itself needing to be a standalone entity rather than just a Blogger account. The break didn’t last long –  I quickly realised that I missed writing…

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Odds and Ends: World’s Youngest Countries, GIS Anniversary, and More

Some odds and ends for the day: -While the current Slovak Republic will turn 20 years old on 1 January 2013, it still ranks among the world’s five or six youngest countries, depending upon your interpretation of Kosovo’s status. South Sudan 9 July 2011 Partition of Sudan Kosovo 17 February 2008 Declaration of independence from…

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