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Paper Towns
« on: July 15, 2016, 11:36:05 am »
Following on from the excellent Ghost Town thread, I was wondering if there were any paper towns in SA, if anyone knows of any, lets hear.

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 11:42:22 am »
Maybe explain to people what a paper town is...

Fictitious towns placed on a map by die map maker to show copy right or some other purpose.
 

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 12:12:51 pm »
Yeah, good point Takashi.

A paper town is a fake town created by map makers created to protect their copyright, map makers put fake streets, fake towns, and fake bridges in their maps, so if they see those same fake places on someone else's map, they'll know that their maps have been copied.

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 12:40:20 pm »
Yeah, good point Takashi.

A paper town is a fake town created by map makers created to protect their copyright, map makers put fake streets, fake towns, and fake bridges in their maps, so if they see those same fake places on someone else's map, they'll know that their maps have been copied.
until someone drives off the fake bridge... :lol8:

I doubt that this applies to official cartography though.
 

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 01:20:37 pm »
my first thought was what towns have paper mills?
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 01:20:58 pm by meurig »
 

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 01:38:31 pm »
Yeah, good point Takashi.

A paper town is a fake town created by map makers created to protect their copyright, map makers put fake streets, fake towns, and fake bridges in their maps, so if they see those same fake places on someone else's map, they'll know that their maps have been copied.
until someone drives off the fake bridge... :lol8:

I doubt that this applies to official cartography though.
yes, depends what you mean by 'official' , maps such as Slingsby maps DEFINITELY have a hidden/non-factual place/named feature, as protection of their intellectual property.

Slingsby is a very highly-regarded map maker, something of a legend.

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 01:41:33 pm »
My first thought was corrupt Minsters drawing from the coffers to pay salaries for fake Municipal workers.
 

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 02:15:13 pm »
Yeah, good point Takashi.

A paper town is a fake town created by map makers created to protect their copyright, map makers put fake streets, fake towns, and fake bridges in their maps, so if they see those same fake places on someone else's map, they'll know that their maps have been copied.
until someone drives off the fake bridge... :lol8:

I doubt that this applies to official cartography though.
yes, depends what you mean by 'official' , maps such as Slingsby maps DEFINITELY have a hidden/non-factual place/named feature, as protection of their intellectual property.

Slingsby is a very highly-regarded map maker, something of a legend.

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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 01:15:28 pm »
So that's why I sometimes can't find a place I want to see after looking at a map, and there I was thinking I've got a kak sense of direction. I feel better now  :lol8:
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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 08:34:29 pm »
Coming from the Kalahari park, I was looking for coffee in the town of Obogerop.  Or something similar.  The icon was about as big as that of Piketberg.  But there was no town.  No church, no cafe.  Bogeroll.  Name is still on all the maps.  Close to the Duitswes border.  Below Mier adn above Swartmodder.
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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 09:03:59 pm »
Obogerop. 

Umm......there's a clue there somewhere.......just can't put my hand on it.
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Re: Paper Towns
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 10:17:37 pm »
I had a neighbour that worked for one of the mapping companies.  I asked him once why the Piekenierskloof Pass was mislabeled on their maps.  He went on to tell how the guys would name pans and such on the maps for shits and giggles.  Not nice names either...
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