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Re: Alaska

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  • Subject: [mg126330] Re: Alaska
  • From: István Zachar <replicatorzed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 14:57:11 -0400 (EDT)
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Dear Kevin,

You might find this Mathematica.SE answer useful which I recieved for one of my similar questions: http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/3648/89

In a nutshell: "Polygon" only gives the main boundaries of a country, an as such, "Polygon" is not the direct simplification of "FullPolygon", as it omits certain parts. Use "FullPolygon" for all boundaries (though be prepared that it takes more time as it uses much more polygon points).

Istvan


On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:24:54 AM UTC+1, Kevin J. McCann wrote:
> Apparently Alaska is part of the World, but not of USA or NorthAmerica!!
> Try:
>
> Graphics@CountryData["USA", "Polygon"]
> Graphics@CountryData["NorthAmerica", "Polygon"]
> Graphics@CountryData["World", "Polygon"]
>
> I know that Wolfram has defined the Pound to be a mass rather than a
> force, but to miss Alaska ...
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kevin




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