Map #110: February 11, 2019

Difficulty Level: 7

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This map is a dot map of the world. (Do you need a refresher on what a dot map is? Visit our “Basics” page for a quick primer.) You may also find it helpful to view this zoomed-in map of Europe, which will give you a better chance to see which dots are where. As always, your job is to figure out what this dot 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, February 18. Good luck!

Tuesday’s hint: Since the base map we use for world maps doesn’t include the Great Lakes, it can be really hard to tell what’s where in the United States. So we thought maybe a useful hint for today would simply be to list off where the dots in the U.S. are on this map: two in Michigan, and one each in Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. In addition, we’ll tell you that there once would have been dots, now defunct, in at least Minnesota, New Hampshire, and California.

Wednesday’s hint: You may notice that there are a fair number of dots that correspond to places that have hosted the Winter Olympics, especially in recent years, including PyeongChang, Sochi, Vancouver, Turin, Salt Lake City, Nagano, Lillehammer. This is an interesting fact to consider in light of yesterday’s hint about the fact that there once would have been a dot in California.

Thursday’s hint: One of the many dots in northern Slovenia is in the little town of Planica. Do you know what great contribution Planica has made to the world?

Friday’s hint: This map is very much in the same vein as Map #29, which was also a map of expensive equipment that one might build in order to host the Winter Olympics.

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