Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Slight Problem of Scale

The Boston Globe website has this neat tool that allows you to see a map of New Orleans superimposed on a map of Boston. The idea is to give us a better idea of the scope of the damage there. Notice, however, the bottom left hand corner of the map as you switch between New Orleans and Boston. Whoever chose the maps screwed up the scale. Believe it or not, the Boston map should go about two miles more to the north and west to be the same size as the area of New Orleans.