Whilst zooming in to check the data quality on the inputs to my ‘well-travelled’ map I realised that the data made a nice summary of my time in the American West. This made me want to buy a GPS logger for my SLR. Maybe Father Christmas will bring me one next year.
Last post we saw a map of all the towns in North America that are named after periodic elements. This post has some more detail.
Whilst I’m confident that the sainted Leadville was named after lead (a bi-product of the silver mining industry), I’m less confident about Leader, Carbonera and Tinaia, NM. I’ll ask a linguist.