Sunday, May 03, 2009

Geography Blog: Twelve Mile Circle

Twelve Mile Circle is an easy read geography blog I have stumbled upon. The blog is "dedicated to the many unusual places that can be found on maps that just don’t seem to make sense. State highpoints, non-contiguous boundaries, latitude/longitude confluences, and other trivial geographic facts are all fair game" on the blog. Be sure to check it out.


Twelve Mile Circle said...

Thanks for the kind words! I've been following Catholicgauze for a long, long, time so it was definitely a pleasant surprise to see the Twelve Mile Circle mentioned this morning.

Catholicgauze said...

Not a problem buddy, your high quality writing earned it!

DJWildBill said...

I've been a map junkie for decades and I've followed Catholigauze for quite a while now. Twelve Mile Circle is another "must visit daily" site and I only found it because of this blog. I thank both of you. I've always been fascinated by the little anomalies and quirks of maps, such as the 12 Mile Circle, those little pieces of Delaware on the New Jersey side of the river, the Missouri bootheel, and Carter Lake. Thanks to the 12 Mile Blog I now have answers that are easily read and even easier to understand. Best yet, it is told in everyday speech rather than in technical jargon and statistics. This makes learning about geography doubly fun.

What about the Four Corners area? I've noticed that on the Google maps of the terrain the border of Colorado and Utah bends towards the Four Corners area as if the surveyors said, "if we bend it, they will come." It looks like the borders wouldn't have lined up at all without that little jog to the east just before reaching Arizona's northern realms.

Although I haven't yet said so, "welcome back home, soldier." Glad to have you safe again. Your reporting from the field was informative without being too telling.