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jimmiec907

I was told Alaska is a small island floating off the coast of California.


MarioHasCookies

On all other us maps it is, but that’s just to save space


jimmiec907

It was a joke.


MarioHasCookies

Still, I bet you didn’t know how huge it was. I didn’t either till a year or two ago actually. My mom every now and then even has told me about how when I was into the us as a topic as a kid, I used to think Texas was rhe biggest state (and had us map puzzles and stuff, some of which I still have most of the peices for),


jimmiec907

I live in Anchorage …


Blueknight903

This entire thing is the best real facepalm in Reddit history but thank you op for showing the true size of these states and thank you Jimmies for making this funny


globuZ

This conversation was pure gold.


jhollis94

Upvotes all around


WWYDWYOWAPL

Los Anchorage. Lol we all know that’s not in Alaska


jimmiec907

The crappy strip malls and used car lots are just as much “Alaska” as the Chugach Mountains.


NightJasian

Double facepalm for OP, this is comedy gold


yoaver

No that's Cyprus


yutteherms

[here is another version](https://www.freeworldmaps.net/northamerica/united-states/us-geography-map.jpg)


kapowitz9

This one is the true, without the Mercator enlargement of Alaska


AlwaysAngryAndy

Rip the rest of the Americas. I say we let Florida go to the void next.


MarioHasCookies

Whaddaya mean?


WWYDWYOWAPL

He means we need to move Florida outside the environment so it doesn’t contaminate it


Augwich

So like, into another environment?


ItsMeMagooJr

No no no, it’s been towed beyond the environment, it’s not in the environment


MasterKaen

Alaska should be tilted right if the continental border with Canada is curved that much.


MarioHasCookies

Good point, my bad


Galactic_WaVe

Have we heard of projections? This is insulting to cartographers


AmalCyde

... this is not a good map


MarioHasCookies

True, but it’s not bad either


x755x

This is a map


active-tumourtroll1

map men map men map men


Galactic_WaVe

Insulting to cartographers everywhere. Along the lines of flat earth


Impressive_Seesaw486

I feel like this should be in r/antimeme


WWYDWYOWAPL

Or r/mapgore


raul_dias

oh no. r/mapporncirclejerk noooo


Galactic_WaVe

Nooooooo


NightJasian

i appreciate your effort but well this is badly edit and also inaccurate (which is kinda ironic because it supposes to be "displayed properly")


LDG92

Is this in Mercator projection?


Galactic_WaVe

This is where we need to start people.. projections are important


snohobdub

Hawaii is not that far south.


MarioHasCookies

It was a guess. But I j ew it was pretty far south though, so I put it there


besmik

Thank you for this map, most maps of the US display Hawaii and Alaska in the corner and not to scale. You should also add American territories like Samoa and other islands.


RyanL1984

By mass is Alaska bigger than Texas? I never knew that.


AverageCanadianGuy

If you cut Alaska in half then Texas would be the third largest state behind both halves of Alaska lol.


MarioHasCookies

Idk, but probly. But most of that would probly be ice and snow. But Texas might weigh more if you count the vastly larger and more numerous towns thete with the big buildings and whatnot, but idk.


cmzraxsn

I ... no. You've just scaled up a low res Alaska and put it slightly too far west and north.


MarioHasCookies

I said “in their approximately right positions”,. I never claimed this was nesesairly an accurate map. But I did try to make it close to the right spot at least. Sorry if it’s off a little.


Galactic_WaVe

Wrong on so many levels.. look up what cartography and geomatics is please


VegetableArgument

This is really beautiful in a way.


palmallamakarmafarma

What's an approximately correct position?


MarioHasCookies

Where I know it roughly goes relative to the mainland us, taking into account Canada, but not actually using Canada as a refrence (which I should of I know. Sorry)


War_Daddy_992

Think Russia is still salty bout us ripping them off when we realized the place is rich in oil


andrew1184

solid 3rd grade attempt


Swiss8970

Approximately correct?


kapowitz9

In matter of size, this is wrong. The Mercator projection makes Alaska double its size


BuccellatiExplainsIt

r/mapporncirclejerk is gonna be left with nothing to post if this sub already has absolute dumpster dive posts like this


PferdBerfl

s/noshit


MarioHasCookies

isnot that supposed to be an r before that slash? this is Reddit not seddit xD edit: “seddit” could be a good name for a social media platform, like ‘said it’ instead of ‘read it’ “


Xa_person1250

U know key west is the southernmost point of the us


Guac__is__extra__

Also, Maine is the closest US state to Africa


MarioHasCookies

Actually, LostInThePond says Hawaii is.


Xa_person1250

My bad ur right, sry