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World Map 30 X 32 Puzzle - 1 Million Cities by Latitude

Type a city whose urban agglomeration holds at least 1 million people to fill in its latitude block. Blocks with no cities are shown at the start.
List of cities taken from citypopulation.de - to learn the 250 largest ones try this quiz
City latitudes and longitudes from Simplemaps.com
A big thanks to Quizzer6794 for teaching me how to avoid horizontal gaps between pieces, eg see his US State Picture Puzzle Game #3... does anyone know how to remove vertical lines too?!
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: March 11, 2016
First submittedMarch 10, 2016
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level 69
Mar 10, 2016
Great quiz!
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level 72
Mar 10, 2016
Whew. How many months did it take you to create this?! It's nice to get 100% on a Scambigol quiz, doesn't happen very often :)
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level 71
Mar 11, 2016
It took some time but not that long actually! KoljiVriVoda told me how to use a single image file that can be divided, so I have an Excel file in which I combined citypopulation list with simplemaps.com coordinates (I had to fix some city name differences by hand). Then estimating latitude/longitude of the corners of the image file, Excel worked out in which 'piece' each city is in. With some other formulae type-ins get combined when more than one answer is possible, so now all I need to do is copy the quiz, change the 'formula' on Excel (eg I want the 'latitude' block of the city to be at most 1 away from the piece to be considered), import the answers and then 'map grid to answers'. But having just read PSTSCCH's I realized how silly I was in not thinking that I could have used a simpler approach for this one!
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level 49
Mar 11, 2016
I respect your enthusiasm. However, I think that if you are going by latitude, it will look more beautiful if you use one long piece for each latitude cohort instead of a set of smaller pieces. Also, doing so means that you don't have to worry about vertical lines.
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level 71
Mar 11, 2016
whoops that was silly of me, got too used to 'copy and paste and map grid to answers' that I didn't think of that... thanks for your suggestion, you're absolutely right!
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level 71
Mar 11, 2016
done with long pieces now - thanks again for your suggestion!!
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level 62
Oct 28, 2016
Fantastic quiz. Love the idea.