[talk-au] state of the nation

Matt White mattwhite at iinet.com.au
Tue Sep 2 13:23:24 BST 2008

That's pretty cool. But what's New Caledonia doing just off the coast of 
Rockhampton? Did someone tow it a little closer to make for cheaper 
flights there?


Peter Ross wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>> sadly the image is too big to go as an attachment
>> the images are on my server
>> this is 110MB of Australia.osm in josm
>> took about 20 min and all my RAM and swap to get this to display
>> http://billiau.net/~liz/Screenshot.png
>> and the compressed version at http://billiau.net/~liz/Screenshot.jpg
> Love the fact that the populated areas are just pure black, while for
> the empty areas you can see the individual road houses.  Reminds me
> looking at maps of Australia in globes and see what town they have
> decided needs to go in the great big empty place that is Australia.  I
> can just see the cartographers going, there has to be something there
> so lets just pick something to go there.
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