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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 12:02:45 pm »
I think I found it! :deal:
ok so place it in planning a ride section please
Good idea... seems like there is no marker for this in SA... :-[
Unlike many other places;
http://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=979fa1c8-4426-4742-90ce-d68018cfd658&wo=True&wst=6&sg=2e2f5373-207c-4f10-a4ed-40d616cbd2f2&st=2

This may be fun to plot the exact point and go and erect a marker... with a Paw! :deal: :mwink:

The pic is a googlemap snap of more or less where it should be.
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2011, 12:06:48 pm »
Jan Kempdorp, I've heard
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2011, 12:14:32 pm »
How about:

Cut out a map of SA on a large card (perimeter). Balance the cut-out on a pin in such a way that the card is horizontal. That balancing point is then the geographic centre.... voila!

Now where do I apply for the Pulitzer prize  :imaposer:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2011, 12:15:33 pm »
Fixed

 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2011, 12:20:23 pm »
So kimberley is the dead centre?  :laughing4:

Makes sense - it is a asshole of Africa.

(Although I might be biased - I've been there in the weather force)

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2011, 12:24:32 pm »
Jan Kempdorp, I've heard
Too far north imho.
 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2011, 12:31:24 pm »
Robc - IMHO doesn't cut it with science - we need an absolute undisputed scientific method to determine this.  :mwink:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2011, 12:35:48 pm »
Well i certainly got a laugh out of Map Studio....they will come back to me ;D
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2011, 12:45:44 pm »
How about:

Cut out a map of SA on a large card (perimeter). Balance the cut-out on a pin in such a way that the card is horizontal. That balancing point is then the geographic centre.... voila!

Now where do I apply for the Pulitzer prize  :imaposer:
Geographic centre not that... ::) :mwink:
 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2011, 12:47:41 pm »
there it is! if someone can superimpose that on a map you can see what town is closest.
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2011, 12:51:18 pm »
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/geocentre.htm

I prefer #3 as that is cartographicaly correct using longitude/latitude lines.
Wich I approximated in my map I posted.
Will do an actual check on MD's wall map in her office lunch time... :mwink:
 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2011, 12:54:27 pm »
Dibs on organising the first "Bash" there... >:D

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2011, 12:56:23 pm »
Jislaaik Kaalkoejawel, don't you have a day job  :ricky:

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2011, 12:56:30 pm »
Dibs on organising the first "Bash" there... >:D

Deal! Job is your's for 2012 National Bash. :deal: :biggrin:
Er... :peepwall:....was thinking slightly smaller.....like a dozen guys.... ;D
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2011, 12:57:14 pm »
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/geocentre.htm

I prefer #3 as that is cartographicaly correct using longitude/latitude lines.
Wich I approximated in my map I posted.
Will do an actual check on MD's wall map in her office lunch time... :mwink:
you cant just draw a box around a random shape and then say the center of the box is the center of the random shape!  :deal:
although, in this case, the two seems to be quite close!
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2011, 12:59:18 pm »
Dibs on organising the first "Bash" there... >:D

Deal! Job is your's for 2012 National Bash. :deal: :biggrin:
Er... :peepwall:....was thinking slightly smaller.....like a dozen guys.... ;D
Journey to the Centre of South Africa...will make a nice T Shirt Slogan

I'll assist. :mwink:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2011, 12:59:45 pm »
Jislaaik Kaalkoejawel, don't you have a day job  :ricky:


who wants to know...?  :peepwall:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2011, 12:59:57 pm »
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/geocentre.htm

I prefer #3 as that is cartographicaly correct using longitude/latitude lines.
Wich I approximated in my map I posted.
Will do an actual check on MD's wall map in her office lunch time... :mwink:
you cant just draw a box around a random shape and then say the center of the box is the center of the random shape!  :deal:
Zackly! - Science principle no: 256 - The size of a woman's dress has no bearing on the dimensions or original shape of the contents.  :ricky:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2011, 01:41:16 pm »
Well i certainly got a laugh out of Map Studio....they will come back to me ;D

Hehe. Priceless.  :imaposer: :imaposer:

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
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