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Re: VMs: Re: VMs- geography - and does "dar" mean something in Russian?
Mart Vabar wrote:
the columns are:
(Name; LatitudeN; LongitudeE; Altitude meters; Altitude foot)
The map will arise, if (some script) puts these coordinates on the map.
In today's Russia, bigger places beginning with "Dar" :
(I tested the Dar-stuff also for Afghanistan .
and the list was too long to post it directly here)
Dar'inka 53N 36E 223 731
I don't mean to burst anybody's bubble, but IIRC the meter was invented
around the time of the French revolution, and the idea of putting the 0
meridian to Greenwich only arose after the erection of the observatory
there, and was disputed for quite some time -- so I'd be most surprised to
find any of this numbers in the VM except due to pure coincidence.
Besides, I guess nobody would have had a good means to measure elevations
with the necessary precision.
So, if we found a table like that in the VM, that would point either to a
very late production date, or to medieval knowledge beyond our ideas...
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