Re: Office Space ;) and coordinate systems

Kevin Goldsmith (
Fri, 9 Sep 1994 22:46:43 -0700 (PDT)

> In cartography, once you place a scale on a map, it is accurate even if
> enlarged or reduced since the map is reduced or enlarged along with the
> scale bar on the map. At the same time a scale notation must be on the
> map to indicate what one segment of the scale represents. Such a notation
> is all that would be necessary as one item of the VRML object definition
> passed in a transaction. Example:
Ok, how about this counter example. We have each created
overlapping maps. We want to put them together to get a bigger map. If
they are not on the same scale, one of use will have to shrink or blow up
our map so that they will be on the same scale. Wouldn't it be easier if
they were on the same scale? Or what if we had agreed on a scale and so
that we could have blown up or shrunk our maps before we met? This
analogy represents what I am talking about.