How long are the world’s coastlines? The length of any coast is...

Published: 6/10/2016
How long are the world’s coastlines? The length of any coast is...
Source: CARTOGRAPHERSWITHOUTBORDERS.ORG

How long are the world’s coastlines? The length of any coast is a matter of opinion, because a coastline is a fractal . Connect the dots along a coast every 100 meters and you’ll get a much shorter total length than if you connected dots every meter. The coastline paradox is easier to visualize when downsampling is taken too far.

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