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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zodiac Killer Phillips 66 Map Scale

      One of my friends . Marcelo , asked me if I could scale the map for him using the Metric system. I ran into a few things that confused me but i think i got it straightened out. So I am going to post mu work here just so I don't lose it . I found some dimensions on the map on zodiackillersite.com. Tahoe 27 posted them along with an original map. Once again I hear nothing but good things about this person. They have some more work that interests me that I am going to look into later when I have time. Something to do with a comic and a wheel. I found a wheel that looks real similar and I think they could really be onto something , but that is for a later. This is something I need to do anyway. So might as well do it now .  Here is a snip from that site stating the dimensions.

                                     Here is a link to the site this was snipped from .
                            http://www.zodiackillersite.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=215

                        Here is a close up of what the scale on the map reads.. One inch equals 6.4 miles. They just put a 6 on the map because they couldn't really put a 6.4.
                                               
                 

    I got those exact measurements using the black and white scan of the map. Here are some examples. In my original overlay experiments I used a print out of this map. I also used a color version to.


                      The example above shows one inch equaling 6 miles..or 6.4 if you want to do the math.

             It came out to be exactly 8 inches by 6 and 3/4 inches. Here is an example below.




               Now I am going to try this same experiment with a color version of the map.


                Here is the color version of the map. It comes out to the same measurements.




               

More or less they are the same. Keep in mind maps were not as accurate then as they are today. 

Now I will try to make a metric version for my friend. 


Here is one showing both scales. I am going to try to make a couple  different examples of this and one with the scale on the outside of the map. 


Here is another one with just the metric measurements. 


Later I will make one with the measurements outside of the map. I hope this is what he needed. If not, then just let me know. I did the best I could. 


Here is a pretty high resolution scan of the map. I am going to post it for later use.....Unless I find something better one day. Something good to have around.. 

High Rez Scan



Here is an image of the bus bomb schematic. I am going to post it here for now just so I don't lose it.