The design is much cleaner too, all the states are well-drawned. Maybe the lines look a bit too faint, but they are perfect in zoom. The only thing that I could ask for is a wider map (as it is, it stops at about 3/4 of the answer columns' width).
About what seems to be a "four corners" in Mexico, I don't think that's correct. I looked on Google maps, and it seems there is a 1,5km border between Zacatecas and Guanajuato, and no border between Jalisco and San Luis Potosi.
Anyway, this is too well-designed not to be featured.
For the width, it's actually an issue with the shape of the map. JetPunk limits the size of an svg to 630h x 800w. To make this image as large as possible, it's 630h x 563w. However, the minimum width of the quiz columns is 730, so I haven't seen a way to reconcile the extra 200 px.
As to the Mexican 4 corners... I'm not sure. When I came across it in the SVG, the symmetry of each of the 3 countries having a 4-corners site was so pleasing, I didn't look into it further. Google Maps seems to indicate no border between JC and SLP, but Britannica lists them as bordering each other. I'll look into it further.
I might do that (though at the country level, not the state/province level), but I'd really have to nail down which bodies of water to use. Does Italy, for example, border just the Mediterranean Sea, or does it border the Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and Ligurian? And if Sardinia borders the Tyrrhenian on the east, what does it border on the west, just the Mediterranean? Multiply that by the ~200 countries in the world... would require some thinking.
I imagine you'd have to be somewhat arbitrary again, e.g. is the Caspian Sea included? I think probably for sanity/ size of quiz it would be Italy as just the Med rather than all of those individual sub-divisions of it, but an interesting dilemma to have!
Oh, and Antarctica. Is it a 'border' if the claimed territories overlap? And what about the areas no country has claimed, does New Zealand border "Terra Nullius" down there? Maybe I should just ignore Antarctica since everyone else does. But by that logic, I should ignore New Zealand, so...
Now I'm starting to think how many seas/coastlines the UK would technically border and my head is starting to hurt!
Apologies for putting this insane idea in your head but I can't wait to see what comes out of it...
Here's the preview if you'd like to give it a beta test.
Curiosity, did you choose your name from the band, or the Roald Dahl novel?
Huge thank you for making this! One of my favourite quizzes so far. I appreciate your work.
1. Manitoba/Nunavut/Saskatchewan/NWT form a four-corners scenario like the one between Colorado/Utah/NM/Arizona.
2. Include James Bay (the one sticking out the bottom of Hudson Bay).
Also I'm not entirely sold on including Lake St Clair and not Lake of the Woods or Lake Champlain. The Great Lakes seem fair game, but I question whether St Clair is really the next most important lake.
Also also for some reason my brain refused to actually type all the four-corners borders, it just went "yes that's a 4-corners", moved on to the next thing, and never came back. grr.
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