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Transit Map/System Issue

Owen

Dominion of Canada
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Hi yeah I'm back, this is my first suggestion as I only realised it now that I'm Canada and my geography has changed but there's a huge issue with the transit map and the system as a whole I guess.

It doesn't take into account the earth is a spheroid. For example, on that map it would take me a solid few days to sail from Ellesmere Island to Russia, but in reality the distance is not that much as well. Also the projection is a bit screwed and I learn this as I major in Geography and Spatial Sciences, the projection is at least not Mercator but it's not Galls-Peter either it's somewhere in between and the sizes of areas nearer to the poles are still relatively enlarged compared to their realistic size. I suggest we make a transit system based more on realism, where's we calculate distance from point A to B and factor in the speed of the ship/aircraft, because it also diminishes the possibility of an aircraft travelling at Mach 3 (blackbird) to get to a destination a lot quicker than a conventional aircraft (737).

This clip should explain the issues with the map projection a bit more clearly:
 

JamieA

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I disagree. The system has been fine for the past god knows how many years. You shouldn't fix something that doesn't need to be fixed.
 

Owen

Dominion of Canada
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Yeah but if I want to invade Russia by the Arctic do some exploration in the Arctic I can see it being a problem. That being said I don't recall anyone transiting the Arctic or Antarctica in a military operation, so it's obviously never been brought up, but even in areas close to the poles it would add significant more time than how long it would actually take.
 

JamieA

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You basically just agreed with me..It doesn't need to be fixed. It's worked for x amount of years, just leave it as it is.
 

Fairhold

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I feel like you seen General Binkov video about Russia v Canada and using the ice cap as a land bridge. But I think the system is fine for now. If you can come up with a improvement we are all ears
 

Owen

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I feel like you seen General Binkov video about Russia v Canada and using the ice cap as a land bridge. But I think the system is fine for now. If you can come up with a improvement we are all ears
I literally came up with an improvement. You didn't even read it did you :'(
 

Owen

Dominion of Canada
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I've been using Antarctica in military ops and training for some time now and had never any trouble.
Have you even flown across it though from say Argentina to like Australia? You look at that map and because it's flat and doesn't assume the earth is a spheroid it completely distorts the actual flying distance.
 

Naio90

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I'm aware of that problem, but given the amount Of roleplay affected by it (very little) its too much work to be worth at this point. As someone pointed out before, mods and admins have currently a lot of stuff going on and pending.
 
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