Find out how much of the area where you live the Pakistan floods of 2010 would have covered. Put in your zip code and you can overlay all sorts of events, even back into the ancient worlds, onto a map of where you live. This is a fascinating use of geography that brings into focus in an unusual way many important places, events, and even festivals, making them relevant in the realm of familiar dimensions. See how much area the Great Pyramids would have covered in your home town or plot the flight range of a WW II Spitfire.
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