3 Replies to “I want to be alone”

  1. Hmmm…. Beautiful map, but I note that Antarctica is excluded. I would think it qualifies as quite a bit more inaccessible than anywhere else ;-)

  2. Thanks Mike. We’ve been asked about the exclusion of Antarctica a few times.

    We decided not to stick Antarctica on there for a bunch of reasons.

    1. For mapping, it would be one big black distracting blob.
    2. For the purposes of our original study – to estimate population within 1 hour of a city — Antarctica has no self supporting permanent population, no cities etc.

    If we had done it, I suppose it would have gotten some comments for possibly being the first terrestrial map to paint Antarctica black (ocean mappers do this all the time though).

    Hope that explains it.


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