Anyway, they make fun desktop images if you are map-nerd inclined. An eye-grabber that will help you determine which co-workers are glancing at your screen when they walk by. Not cool.
I added an optional version that has a 2014 calendar (showing week-starts on Monday, which is sort of how I think about Mondays). Can you spot the lizard?
Sandstone Earths, with or without 2014 calendar:
Slate Earths, with or without 2014 calendar:
I almost forgot! A rock marks each of the 30 most populous cities in the world. You can quiz those looky-loos who don't know it's rude to peek at screens. Put them in their wandering-eyes place!
P.S. I don't really have these slate and sandstone pools in my yard, but you knew that. However, they are totally real digital images of this data. Here's pretty much how I made them just mentally swap 'wood' for 'stone.' Also, before you point fingers, these maps use the Times projection and are not equirectangular or Mercator. Why? Refer to #14.
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