Map #98: September 10, 2018

Difficulty Level: 7

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This map is a proportional symbol map of the world. (Do you need a refresher on what a proportional symbol map is? Visit our “Basics” page for a quick primer.) This map was created and sent to us by David P., who, as many of you know by now, is particularly interested in creating maps that put dots in unusual places, especially in the middle of the ocean. There is a dot missing from this map, which we’ll talk about in the hints in due course. As always, your job is to figure out what this proportional symbol map represents.

Stumped? Check back Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for hints about where to focus your investigation. The answer will be posted on Monday, September 17, 2018. Good luck!

Tuesday’s hint: There are actually two large red dots in New York City, but they are so close to each other that it’s impossible to see both at this scale.

Wednesday’s hint: When we posted the map, we mentioned that there was a missing dot. It should be a green dot, and it should be somewhere in the Indian Ocean. The reason it’s missing is because when David made this map, he didn’t know where to put it. In fact, nobody knows where it’s supposed to go.

Thursday’s hint: Four dots have been added to this map in 2018: the ones in Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba; Boufarik, Algeria; Mount Dena in the Zagros Mountains of Iran; and in the Moscow Oblast of Russia.

Friday’s hint: The two big dots in New York City were added 17 years ago this week.

Answer: Click here to see an explanation of the answer to this week’s map question.

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