[R-sig-Geo] re. Creating random (but believable) geographies

Darren Norris doon75 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 28 13:33:40 CET 2009

>  That's an idea, but someone *might* recognise their state boundaries,
> even shifted into the Atlantic and maybe even rotated and given a
> silly name. I just like the idea of creating totally fictitious
> regions!
>  That's another interesting problem - creating fake names for regions.
> I suppose you could have a set of prefixes and suffixes and join them
> randomly...
using names of disease vectors to generate prefix/suffixes (mosquito, 
nematode .....)? Can then use family, genus, species etc already nicely 
arranged into different strata?

>  Reminds me of the time a few years ago I did a quiz round by printing
> country and UK county outlines onto paper and cutting the paper into
> circles so nobody knew where north was. It did confuse people...
> Barry

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