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Country map USA shows almost whole world

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When looking in my profile stats, register card "Maps" the USA map is displayed very tiny, because all other countries of Europe and Asia are displayed too.

When switching to view the COUNTIES everything is fine - only USA is displayed. Switching back to REGIONS I see all other countries.
asked May 7, 2017 in Bug reports by Adamantan (150 points)
I believe this would be because the regions map is generated with all parts of USA and the counties map is generated with just the 48 contiguous states.

The region map is showing so much of the world because the east and west limits are 180 degrees, since Alaska extends west into the eastern hemisphere, and the north and south limits are defined by Alaska and Hawaii respectively.
It could also be because "The United States of America" is more than just its states ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territories_of_the_United_States

If you map all territory that is part of the United States of America (without being actual states), the map looks something like this:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/US_insular_areas.svg/1474px-US_insular_areas.svg.png

There is a primer to the subject here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSOQDQvVLU

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Saw this hadn't been answered. All above comments aside, the USA map should not have had a different zoom level when switching from states to counties. Looks like it's back to normal.
answered Oct 27, 2017 by hzoi (7,640 points)
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