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Florida in Frosty
01-26-2018, 11:44 PM,
RE: Florida in Frosty
I found some time and a way to overlay the Frosty image on a US map. The way it lines up with the US makes it seem impossible to be anything other than intentional. The shadow under his arm is Florida where both Tallahassee and Orlando line up. His apron strap is the Mississippi river for most of it, except that the "hook" at the end takes it up the Arkansas river and ends at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Here are the steps I took:

1. Get Adobe Illustrator
2. Take a high resolution image of the page
3. Convert to an image trace in Illustrator
4. Reverse it
5. Overlay on a US map, making the image a little transparent so you can line up features
6. Slightly stretch the image to line up (Remember that Forrest says he stretches the truth a little bit)

If you do this for yourself, you'll agree that the alignment is obvious. I would post an image, but you can't do that with this website unless you download some app, which I'm not going to do.

Anyhow, the question becomes "What is Frosty pointing at?" The answer is "It depends on which map you use."

If you use the old style map where Alaska and Hawaii are insets in the lower left, he is pointing directly at Juneau, Alaska (his right knuckle is at Honolulu, Hawaii). If you use a map of North America, including Mexico, then he is pointing directly at La Paz on the Baja peninsula. Or, if you use another projection, you get the Gulf of Mexico. Basically, like Forrest said, the correct analysis depends on "having the right map".

It's easy to line up Florida and the Mississippi (and other landmarks), but the further you get away from those anchors, the more errors build up with different types of maps and projections.

One other thought is that maybe the goal is to line it up, then you use the way the coastline interacts with some of the line drawings to get a complete picture. Some of the combined shapes seem curious, but my brain doesn't see anything. Still worth mentioning.

Anyhow, I consider this highly intriguing and I hope that someone finds it useful. Maybe a map expert can weigh in and enlighten me in some area.

Messages In This Thread
Florida in Frosty - by Chmaanta - 01-01-2018, 10:52 PM
RE: Florida in Frosty - by Chmaanta - 01-26-2018, 11:44 PM
RE: Florida in Frosty - by Timraywa - 01-27-2018, 12:50 AM
RE: Florida in Frosty - by Chmaanta - 01-30-2018, 01:17 AM

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