Infographic - The Tabernacle

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 14 2010 2:09 AM

Great infographic of the Tabernacle appeared on the home page today.

The size comparison has me fooled though.

Anybody have any off the cuff comparisons for size with

Galic Football Pitch

Australian Rules Pitch

Hockey Pitch

or even a Beach Volleyball Court.

I would actually be happy with any comparison to the playing area of a sport that appears in the International Olympics lineup.

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Abi Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 3:20 AM

Mike Binks:
The size comparison has me fooled though.

I agree, Residents of the USA can be kinda snobbish. Perhaps you should design your own info-graphic. Then you could compare it to something that wouldn't fool you. Smile Something like the Loch Ness Monster.Stick out tongue

                                                                                               

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 3:34 AM

Abi Gail:
I agree, Residents of the USA can be kinda snobbish.

Though in moments of weakness I might be tempted to typecast the residents of the USA 'snobbishness' would not be one of the terms that would come to mind.

Abi Gail:
Perhaps you should design your own info-graphic.

Well that is kinda what I thought I was paying logos to do.  Huh?

On a good communication level that part of the infographic falls down because, outside of American military bases the rest of the world really has no idea how big an american football pitch is.

Now the (London) Times uses a common descriptor of 'times the length of a London Bus': but their publication isn't really for international consumption.

Abi Gail:
Something like the Loch Ness Monster.Stick out tongue
Hi Abi

Somehow that comparison seems to fall down on the measure of not being able to measure.  Big Smile

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Abi Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 3:43 AM

Mike Binks:
Now the (London) Times uses a common descriptor of 'times the length of a London Bus': but their publication isn't really for international consumption.

Now you tell me. Just when I was ready to post my subscription. Please know this is my weak attempt at humor. I mean no harm ... God Bless

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 4:08 AM

Mike Binks:

Abi Gail:
I agree, Residents of the USA can be kinda snobbish.

Though in moments of weakness I might be tempted to typecast the residents of the USA 'snobbishness' would not be one of the terms that would come to mind.

Humble? Patient? Big Smile

I agree that this is a poor size comparison. Even in the US, this size comparison can be problematic. Since Canada is also part of North America (maybe arrogant is the term you have in mind), is this a US field or a Canadian field? Is this the playing area itself, or does it include the end zones and sidelines which are officially a part of an "American" Football Field? Is it an NFL field or an NCAA field?

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 4:12 AM

Jack Caviness:
I agree that this is a poor size comparison. Even in the US, this size comparison can be problematic. Is this the playing area itself, or does it include the end zones which are officially a part of an American Football Field? Is it an NFL field or an NCAA field?

You can add to that the uncertainty of the exact size of the tabernacle to begin with. We can know the exact proportions, but not the exact measurements.

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 4:39 AM

Jack Caviness:
I agree that this is a poor size comparison. Even in the US, this size comparison can be problematic. Since Canada is also part of North America (maybe arrogant is the term you have in mind), is this a US field or a Canadian field?

And of course, the Infographic says American Football Field - now is this "American Football" Field - fairly specific - or "American" football field - in which it could refer to any of the 35 countries which are situated in the Americas, for whom most of them Football refers to soccer. 

A technical term such as "American Football" should readily be identified as such.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 5:47 AM

Nah, if they meant "American" Football field they would have just said "soccer".  Wink

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 5:49 AM

I just pulled it up actually and looked at it. I'm thinking "Olympic Swimming Pool" would be a better size comparison.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Abi Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 6:32 AM

Thomas Black:

I just pulled it up actually and looked at it. I'm thinking "Olympic Swimming Pool" would be a better size comparison.

NOPE...I'm stickin' with Nessy. Big Smile

 

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 8:36 AM

I like it the way it is for those in the United States.... Big Smile and I really do not want to lose what I already have.

But perhaps they could ADD a European Version to the Infographics.

Perhaps Olympic Hockey?

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Jonathan Burke | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 8:38 AM

Australians need to know how large it was in beer bottles.

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David Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 9:32 AM

Same with the infographic on the Sea of Quail. There are several references there to 'miles' that could helpfully have had kilometre equivalents in brackets, and another to '3 feet', which for many users could have helpfully have carried 'almost 1 metre' in brackets.

Here in the UK we still use miles, but for shorter measurements most people - and particularly the younger generation - now exclusively use centimetres and metres. Many don't know what 'a foot' is. I lived in South Africa for a couple of years and found that, there, 'miles' meant little or nothing to the majority of people.

We are all guilty, I think, of imagining that the world revolves around our own way of doing things. Happily, today's communications revolution and the shrinking of the world to a 'global village' are making more of us aware of the need to use illustrations and terminology that will reach those who do things differently.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 9:47 AM

Thomas Black:

I just pulled it up actually and looked at it. I'm thinking "Olympic Swimming Pool" would be a better size comparison.

Now that I can relate to. 

Thanks

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 14 2010 9:54 AM

Praiser:
I like it the way it is for those in the United States.... Big Smile

Praiser:
But perhaps they could ADD a European Version to the Infographics.

No! I wouldn't want the thing to be cluttered up too much I am sure that one for the 'Football' fans and one for the rest of civilisation would suffice.

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