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Featured Map: Triumph Globe Logo
Admiring a friend's recently restored 1949 Triumph 2000, one item of note was the good condition of the grille badge, Triumph's globe design. That led to a conversation about how it doesn't show the whole world (it's a stylized oblique orthographic projection, which shows half of the globe), then speculation on exactly what it showed. The design is split into eight segments from east to west, hence meridians at 22.5º steps. No rule says a map must be centered on an integer multiple of grid steps from 0ºN 0ºE but assuming a center at xºN 3xºE where x=22.5 produces a pretty good match. This center is roughly 800 km northwest of Pune, India, far from Triumph's factory in Coventry, England.
Today's Featured Map shows the map which is approximated by Triumph's stylized globe logo.
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