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Re: Alas Alaska....

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  • Subject: [mg83257] Re: Alas Alaska....
  • From: dr DanW <dmaxwarren at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:29:41 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhegcm$m1b$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 14, 3:50 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are there any mathematica 6 users on this group from Alaska?  If so
> have you noticed that you are not properly represented?
>
> CountryData["NorthAmerica", "Polygon"] // Graphics
>
> It seems that the data for Alaska is missing from the coordinate
> representation of North America...  this has been reported to Wolfram
> Bugs.  The great thing about the curated data is that this sort of
> thing can be corrected directly through the Wolfram server once it is
> fixed and updated at their end.
>
> -David
> A WorkLife FrameWork
> E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach...http://scientificarts.com/worklife/

Try

Graphics@CountryData["NorthAmerica", "FullPolygon"]

The "Polygon" property only returns the main shape of the country; the
lower 48 for the US.  "Full Polygon" gives you everything.  If you
look at the FullPolygon of the US, you even see the US Virgin Islands.


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