Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

Jay Foreman

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Es Gee
Es Gee 17 ժամ առաջ
so they can sightsee with accuracy in salisbury
TheSpoonKing 17 ժամ առաջ
Weren't the NATO maps you showed intentionally vague?
pugaroo. Օր առաջ
@Jay Foreman Nice, I do a little bit of cubing myself and I find that it's quite relaxing and a bit peaceful in a way. Thanks for replying to this and the question of what brand it is.
British States of America
British States of America 2 օր առաջ
тимофей К
тимофей К 2 օր առաջ
@Jay Foreman Hey, kremlebot fella, I really appreciate, how you even mispronounced the short vowel [ǝ] by the wrong [o] in "кошмар". That's what we call a proper conspiration.
shady morsi
shady morsi 3 ժամ առաջ
2:29 missed oppertunity to make the pencil joke
Tom W
Tom W 3 ժամ առաջ
Maybe the reason why the British didn't include building etc on the map of the navy base is because they want to make it as hard as possible for spies and foreign intelligence services. Don't think the British forgot or didn't know their land.
Efstathios Dimopoulos
Efstathios Dimopoulos 4 ժամ առաջ
Wired had an extensive article on the subject. Not only UK maps but the ENTIRE WORLD maps. When companies began building GSM networks in the 90's throughout Africa and Asia they used old Soviet maps to set up networks. I worked making GIS applications pre Googlemaps for Vodafone Greece and I have a soft spot for geomapping content.
Greg Bold
Greg Bold 4 ժամ առաջ
I live in St.Petersburg, there is definitely a Russian spy in my computer D:
Tom 4 ժամ առաջ
The fact that was only one men confused my brain aaaaaaaaaaa
Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev 4 ժամ առաջ
Skillshare, its kinda like youtube only it costs you money.
Neilos 1714
Neilos 1714 4 ժամ առաջ
Jay is russia embodied because he said thank you.
Rod Fleming
Rod Fleming 4 ժամ առաջ
Clickbait. The best maps of Britain are unquestionably those made by the Ordnance Survey. These come in a range of scales from 1;1250 up. OS maps are a global standard. Nobody makes better ones and they are publicly available.
Write Mind
Write Mind 4 ժամ առաջ
Map Men is the best series on AM-posts
yfelwulf 4 ժամ առաջ
They're said to have the best map's of the worlds Sea floor as well.
yfelwulf 4 ժամ առաջ
Incorrect Her Majesties Theatre reads the Home of Queens
Redbush 5
Redbush 5 5 ժամ առաջ
What do you mean the Russians won WW2 for us, without the allies help Russia would of lost and without Russia’s help the Allies would of lost
Hlebuw3k 5 ժամ առաջ
"There might be a Russian spy in your computer right now!" Youre right! Because im Russian!
El Huachinango
El Huachinango 5 ժամ առաջ
2:24 Loved the sonar sounds... IN SPAAAAAAAACE!!
TheKitMurkit 5 ժամ առաջ
Soviets did not win ww2
Daniel Dutchy
Daniel Dutchy 5 ժամ առաջ
Thanks for another hilarious video guys. I'm looking forward to your next one already. Especially your Frome throwback. I loved it
SkyBorik 6 ժամ առաջ
Не ожидал, что кто-то с запада упомянет, что Советский Союз победил во Второй Мировой войне
rocco soldi
rocco soldi 6 ժամ առաջ
Vodka is Polish
404 not found
404 not found 6 ժամ առաջ
Pls stop the bias titles - at one point there were some Russian maps with better details on some areas.... you make it sound like they got the best maps right now. It's a shame you use this jerk tactics since they take a lot of your credibility.
Queue 6 ժամ առաջ
So it appears the soviets had the best cartographers
Jan-Willem van den Broek
Jan-Willem van den Broek 6 ժամ առաջ
Always a joy to get another one of these! Why the map of Copenhagen at am-posts.info/list/wsXW36fZr2nIqII/video though?
SgtTeeh 7 ժամ առաջ
3:38 this fact seems false
Dave Smith
Dave Smith 7 ժամ առաջ
Dan Smoke
Dan Smoke 7 ժամ առաջ
The dear substance collaterally saw because subway whitely boast among a happy illegal. motionless, dark moon
Jakub 7 ժամ առաջ
It's really funny to read the transliterations when you speak both languages
Billder 7 ժամ առաջ
hold tight Tunbridge Wells😞
Cyril Liss
Cyril Liss 8 ժամ առաջ
Охуеннейшее видео. Привет из Рашки. Particularly cool: * 6:05 * 4:57 * 1:34
Von Mehlau
Von Mehlau 8 ժամ առաջ
Winning WW2, yeah of course Buddy.
Knight Lautrec
Knight Lautrec 8 ժամ առաջ
Only one "men" in the intro... This VIDEO ITSELF was made by Russians trying to pass it off as a Map Men episode!!! But they slipped up! We know the truth!
Raymond Johnston
Raymond Johnston 9 ժամ առաջ
Vodka no one needs there vodka
loggert 9 ժամ առաջ
Well, the UK and US maps don't show millitary instalations, the russian ones do show that. Not really better mapmaking, just a different agenda :)
MultiReinforced 9 ժամ առաջ
Don’t watch it nooow watch it latee
Smiil Smiilovich
Smiil Smiilovich 9 ժամ առաջ
Making Monsters
Making Monsters 10 ժամ առաջ
In Your world, the russians, who helped the nazis rebuild the army in 30s and started WWII with them hand in hand in September 39, won WWII ?
Mike Allmey
Mike Allmey 10 ժամ առաջ
The opening map of eastern London / Essex is a gem - I used to live in Sautmynste (Southminster) near Benham (Burnham) and worked in Saufend (a closer phonetic approximation than the native Sarfendinnit?). It's also a pre-Beeching map as it showns all the railways the Doctor ripped out - the more you look, the more now-absent railways you see. But what were the equivalent NATO maps of Bloc countries like?
FlegSlav //TestPatterner
FlegSlav //TestPatterner 10 ժամ առաջ
Plot Twist: *Russians have been spying the UK the entire time*
staninjapan07 10 ժամ առաջ
I was brought here without my choice, and how glad I am that I was. What a great video!
GailForce 10 ժամ առաջ
In soviet russia, skills share you
Something Else
Something Else 10 ժամ առաջ
1:22 that man WOULD have known who you are ... I’ve said too much
Brad Miley
Brad Miley 10 ժամ առաջ
Excellent video chaps! Thank you so much for showing me a trundle wheel again, an item I last saw during a maths lesson in 1981 (we had to measure the playground). As a comedy "Paper Street" type aside, I once managed to convince a group of pretend showoff musos that The Trundle Wheels were a real band (1987, pre-Internet lookup and prove me wrong days), explaining in detail their line up, discography, and random trivia. This was firmly locked in when a friend turned up and (bless them) confirmed everything I said and added his own trivia. So the humble wheel of trundle has a happy place in my heart! Thanks again for your excellent video - Map Men is always fascinating!
Емил Ефендулов
Емил Ефендулов 10 ժամ առաջ
"probably nicer" *shows Andropov*
Olaf Wysocki
Olaf Wysocki 11 ժամ առաջ
0:50 I don't understand! (Greetings from Poland)
Derek Schinke
Derek Schinke 11 ժամ առաջ
come on, at least pronounce the polish spelling correctly. it's not hard.
Maddy Carbuncle
Maddy Carbuncle 11 ժամ առաջ
Best sponsor segment EVER!! (that I've seen yet. This is the first video I've seen on this channel!)
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 10 ժամ առաջ
Thanks! There are 16 more adverts similar to this on my channel. Enjoy!
GamerBajan 11 ժամ առաջ
2:13 Soviets missing some pointy bits at the thing runway neat 12 and 07 labels
worldoftancraft 11 ժամ առաջ
My people know this "thing" under the name "road"
Андрей Щербаков
Андрей Щербаков 11 ժամ առաջ
How did they manage to do it ? After you try to guide yourself from thousands of kilometers of marshes and swamps in northern Russia , you will not have this question(tried it, done it, love old Soviet maps).There is an old Russian proverb: " Everything was clear on the paper, but the ravines were left out (and you will have to overcome them)" (Гладко было на бумаге, да забыли про овраги, а по ним ходить...)
MelvinDorkus 11 ժամ առաջ
I thought it was about to be a vpn ad but then my many uncles taught me about skillshare
Константин Осипов
Константин Осипов 11 ժամ առաջ
You'яe welcome.
Mick Mickymick
Mick Mickymick 12 ժամ առաջ
I like this channel so much I watch it on normal speed
Danish Zuhairi
Danish Zuhairi 12 ժամ առաջ
Thank you Russia! Your welcome. Oops! this made me laugh dead😭😭
Verge Busta
Verge Busta 13 ժամ առաջ
Random User
Random User 13 ժամ առաջ
The american map not showing the security fence is for strategic reasons. ;p
worldoftancraft 11 ժամ առաջ
@Random User are you sure? And tell me the reason why Intel should conceal somebody's else fence? Just curious
Random User
Random User 13 ժամ առաջ
It's surprising the russian don't take that approach.
theeddorian 14 ժամ առաջ
One curious aspect of US Government cartography is that each agency may use a USGS base map for the specific quadrangle of interest. And, if you employ various maps for a given quadrangle - say, to develop a list of historical landscape changes, then you soon discover that the various agencies are not at all in step. Three different agencies may release the "same" map, with the same date, and aside perhaps from the elevation contours and controls, the maps may differ pretty radically. Another, and to construction workers, much more aggravating thing is for agencies to refuse permission to notify projects as to the proximity of the work to potentially lethal buried systems such as 60 kV transmission lines. That decision often neglects that fact that in older cities there are often numerous abandoned pipe lines, electrical lines, storm drains, sewers and occasionally surprise cellars. So, generally after a brief discussion with the city a project may proceed to partially demolish an "abandoned" facility. Nobody said be careful there's a buried electrical line that can melt a backhoe if you hit it.
Robert Plattner
Robert Plattner 14 ժամ առաջ
I’ve made a breakthrough! The reason the titles on this video only have one “men” at the end of the opening is because it’s making up for the 3 “men”s in the East Berlin episode. Edit: I think that’s why because they mention the video later in the video. This time stamp: 1:29
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 9 ժամ առաջ
It’s not that. We’re changing the titles music slightly in every episode to keep you on your toes. There’s much more that can vary than just the lyrics. Strap in!
spawnof200 15 ժամ առաջ
Don't Be Stupid
Don't Be Stupid 15 ժամ առաջ
An excellent and original way to tell history. Subbed.
Snarky Mcsnarkles
Snarky Mcsnarkles 16 ժամ առաջ
Russia wasnt the reason the Allies won WWII. They played a key role, your wording was terrible.
worldoftancraft 11 ժամ առաջ
Oh yeah, indeed. Everyone knows the legendary assault of West Prussia and Berlin under Eisenhower's command.
Valentyn L
Valentyn L 16 ժամ առաջ
...men, men
TheTripleTKA 16 ժամ առաջ
i didn't know i cared about maps until this very moment
Lorem Ipsum
Lorem Ipsum 17 ժամ առաջ
when it's one "men" time: кошмар!
tk9780 17 ժամ առաջ
I expect the USSR was more concerned with how NATO countries rebuilt after World War 2 and whilst in a Cold-War arms race still managed to develop and maintain a high standard of living.
tk9780 7 ժամ առաջ
​@worldoftancraft A few nice points, food for thought
worldoftancraft 10 ժամ առաջ
And how did maintain it, why don't you tell us? Because, IMHO, there is not much honor in exploitation of "developing" countries of African and Latin America - that's why your remark is keeping silence about the great ways that greatest civilization used to be prosperous. A very unique and new way, bu the way. Also, all that rambling about "high standards of living" is not only a funny topic of 100% speculations, but also… … … this topic is hilarious by itself, due to the fact, that people compare barely comparable things and moreover: they do blame some aspects for the problems that they, the aspects, just couldn't make due to very very obvious reasons, like "TIME".
Goober Aran
Goober Aran 17 ժամ առաջ
I think this is the best video series for my aspergers
illegal_opinions 17 ժամ առաջ
"Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain? " *Why did the USSR have the best maps of Britain? British communists being traitorous.
Gen Yak
Gen Yak 17 ժամ առաջ
Love the Chip's Challenge spies, but instead of stealing your ice skates, they'll try to poison you with nerve agents
itsmarmalade 17 ժամ առաջ
Am I the only one that recognized the chips challenge spies? :D:D
Gregory Bogosian
Gregory Bogosian 17 ժամ առաջ
3:40 Don't you mean "at most 10,000 feet from a Russian Spy"? If I were at least 10,000 feet way from a Russian spy, then there would be no problem.
worldoftancraft 10 ժամ առաջ
1,5 miles of distance is not a problem to you? Nowadays, I see a lof ot brave men in comments…
Patrick Not Star
Patrick Not Star 18 ժամ առաջ
YESSSS fuck I wish they’d give Mapman a Netflix series
BashingDinosaurs 18 ժամ առաջ
Is that the icon for Spy++ or DDE spy or some antiquated program like that?
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 9 ժամ առաջ
It’s the spy from Chips Challenge.
Dylan Leeman
Dylan Leeman 18 ժամ առաջ
Wow just discovered this channel, I could really appreciate the content once I got over unlocking fond memories of watching love at the electric. Great stuff
pbjbagel 18 ժամ առաջ
That pen flying off due to low gravity for a five second skit kills me!
Gnomey G
Gnomey G 18 ժամ առաջ
And now you can see all the details of
Morgan D
Morgan D 18 ժամ առաջ
This is like when my wife's tennis coach knew more about her closet than I did
4elove4ishee 19 ժամ առաջ
God I loved that "кошмар"
Songbird 19 ժամ առաջ
Calling Soviet spies and cartographers Russians is a bit like calling the Allied cartographers Texans.
Simsov A
Simsov A 19 ժամ առաջ
6:03 U don’t say comrade
Azzag Thoth
Azzag Thoth 19 ժամ առաջ
Товарищи эвакуирумся, нас раскрыли.
AN Posen
AN Posen 19 ժամ առաջ
as a Polish i had to trun on sutitles to understand what you try say
Ethan Black
Ethan Black 20 ժամ առաջ
I comment to help statistics
Mel Clifford
Mel Clifford 20 ժամ առաջ
Well you two are a pair of useless flippant shites aren't you?
KC2Lucky 20 ժամ առաջ
All of these maps yet they were still scared of some farmers with skiis and vodka
TheWeiWuWei 20 ժամ առաջ
Map Men: Look at these British and US maps with their lack of detail! These publicly available maps are clearly missing key security features! British and U.S. Gov: Yeah, you got us there. That is the only version of the map and there are no classified versions so don't bother looking. Haha. >.>;
Violet 21 ժամ առաջ
As an actual Russian cartographer, I can say that most of the map making was military founded so they had put all the info they could find. For example distance between trees, that was mentioned, goes with average height and width, which is used for determining whether tanks could easily go through it.
silver lining
silver lining 21 ժամ առաջ
Yaaaay a new map men video! Who needs sleep anyway
Andrei 21 ժամ առաջ
Не за что
MoutainMan3000 21 ժամ առաջ
Map men map men map map map men.
The Salty Dog
The Salty Dog 21 ժամ առաջ
Nice knowing that if Russia ever invaded Canada, they would know the place better than the government.
sirha konik
sirha konik 21 ժամ առաջ
oh kurwa, sorry brits
OrchidAlloy 21 ժամ առաջ
liimlsan3 21 ժամ առաջ
Hey, Russian Spies don't scare Laura Jane Grace anymore, why should they scare us?
LisztyLiszt 22 ժամ առաջ
1:10 love that humour
gentuxable 22 ժամ առաջ
Russia just wanted to beat Google on Maps but too much vodka after the maps were done and they forgot about it. I'm sure they'll implement live street view as well haha.
veuzou 22 ժամ առաջ
in the 90's the company I was working for was using those Soviet map for the cellular network planning of Morocco. Gosh, I can't say how many thousand square miles of those I've digitised!
worldoftancraft 10 ժամ առաջ
Goddamn those birthmarks of cum munism
Connor, the android sent by CyberLife
Connor, the android sent by CyberLife 22 ժամ առաջ
Vodka's Polish
Rem Sutton
Rem Sutton 23 ժամ առաջ
great vid, loved finding out jays bro is beardyman
Sam 23 ժամ առաջ
I don't mean to go off topic but I looked up the Gorbachev Pizza Hut commercial and it was very funny. 😆
Just Looking
Just Looking 23 ժամ առաջ
I'm guessing because you need good maps in order to plan an invasion.
Николай Побетов
Николай Побетов Օր առաջ
Пожалуйста, товарищи!
Alison Scanlan
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Sir bill de mudd
Sir bill de mudd Օր առաջ
Its a darn commie plot
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