The same story, now with GPS

... In that Empire, the art of cartography achieved such perfection that the map of a single province occupied an entire city, and the map of the empire, an entire province.

Over time, these inordinate maps did not satisfy and the schools of cartographers raised a map of the empire, which had the size of the empire and agreed punctually with him.

Less addicted to the study of cartography, the following generations understood that this dilated map was useless and not without impiety they gave it to the inclemencies of the sun and the winters.

In the deserts of the west, torn ruins of the map, inhabited by animals and for beggars; in the whole country there is no other relic of the geographical disciplines.

old mapIt is curious that this story was first written by someone called Suárez Miranda, in 1658 (not even Txus was born

It sounds familiar because Jorge Luís Borges quoted it in his work "Universal History of Infamy" in 1957, but it has the same validity of the terms of reference that I have just seen for a cadastral survey.

Minimum circular errors of 10 cm. For a rustic upwelling in a moist forest area? No, thank you, I spend the evening boring my select readers with the poetic part that few know me

... in that country of this (the other) side of the Pyrenees, art by the geomatics reached such levels of precision, that the vertices of each property coincided with the stream, with the pixel, with the micron vomited by the oracle of Google Earth.

Over time, precise maps did not fill the mortician intentions of geometers, and they decided to make an ellipsoid that would be able to adjust the geodesic grid, at the rate that the tectonic plates moved in continental drift.

It was such its level of accuracy that the inconvenience of multiple directions in which the 15 tectonic plates of the earth were moved was fitted into a Da [geoid] tum that fitted the coordinate system to fit the altitude of every centimeter of the earth , so that a model was made for each line drawn in latitudes and longitudes of 5 seconds ... and then in view that the flight of the birds obstructed the capture of the radar ...

Are they still there?

2 Replies to "The same story, now with GPS"

  1. jejeje, how much work is done up to three times by criteria of better precision so that in 10 years we again say that the absolute georeference was bad

  2. ... many years passed when precision was a flag lifted with pride until it happened to an uncle to relate databases of the Earth with a Great Mars Mound, since apparently the gravity that it exerted on the Earth was originating micro calculation errors ... and everything went to hell again ....! =)

    Very good delirium to start relaxing on this Friday ..!


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