Featured Map for 14 March 2018:
Pi Degrees on Pi Day


Today is Pi Day: in US date format (month, then day) today is 3.14, the first three significant digits of Pi (π). Pi is of course associated with circles, whether great circles or just ordinary circles.

Today's Featured Map shows six airports whose latitude or longitude is approximately 3.14° away from Null Island:

Purists will undoubtedly be revolted at the mixture of Pi—usually associated with radians when referring to angles—and degrees, but Pi radians east and west are the same meridian and Pi radians north and south don't even exist on a map so the map would be a LOT less interesting. If that's still disturbing, have some pie.

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