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Greetings from Indiana
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:54:59 PM »

Hello!

I am csw, a current Purdue CE student and lifelong map and infrastructure junkie. I am particularly fascinated with counting counties and road signage, especially in my home state of Indiana. This forum seems like the place for me, I'm excited to get started!

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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 12:59:10 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »

Welcome from metro Boston!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 02:59:01 PM »

For the county bit, are you familiar with http://www.mob-rule.com/counties/ ?
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 02:59:36 PM »

For the county bit, are you familiar with http://www.mob-rule.com/counties/ ?

It's in his signature.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 08:12:01 PM »

Welcome!  I think this forum is definitely the place for you.  I'm from Will County, one of your yellow counties; I see you also traveled to the Adirondacks, which I love.  I also get into collecting route signage-- this is my Indiana collection so far, if you are interested https://www.flickr.com/photos/138603251@N02/albums/72157669661614025
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 10:01:49 PM »

I notice you have one of my favorite state roads - IN-262! A fun and challenging drive.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 10:07:18 PM »

Welcome from Kitchener, Ontario!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 10:17:10 PM »

Yet more new people sign in! Welcome from PA!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 12:36:43 PM »

Welcome from one Indiana-based CE student to another! I'm a Valpo guy.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 06:47:39 PM »

Welcome from Alabama!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 08:42:29 PM »

Not sure where to ask this, but I have a silly question...what's the best way to take shield photos? Do y'all pull over and stop to take a picture or just do it while driving?

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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »

Both are done...preference depends on the individual, though stopping eliminates the potential issues of windshield bugs and dashboard glare.  Downside of stopping is that, especially when taking a lot of photos, the overall trip takes much longer and it kills your gas mileage a bit.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2017, 09:05:35 AM »

Hello from damp springtime Connecticut!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 02:22:55 AM »

Greetings from Dalton, Georgia!!!

It looks like you have hit my neck of the woods back in 2013. I hope you enjoyed the area.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 08:07:19 PM »

Not sure where to ask this, but I have a silly question...what's the best way to take shield photos? Do y'all pull over and stop to take a picture or just do it while driving?

I sort of follow a hybrid of froggie's suggestion. I'll typically look for a shield that has a good view behind it and make that a featured subject, and the rest just take from behind the windshield.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 11:28:02 PM »

Welcome from humid Winnipeg!

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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 09:21:47 AM »

I see your from a state making history with I-69 slowly being extended to Evansville which will give you the chance to see what happened in the 60's and 70's with the rest of the interstate system now.

Anyway welcome to the room.

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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2017, 01:30:56 PM »

Welcome from the dysfunctional state just to your west.
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2017, 02:12:05 PM »

Hello and welcome from 'The Natural State' of Arkansas!
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2017, 10:04:39 PM »

Welcome from one Indiana-based CE student to another! I'm a Valpo guy.

Welcome to the Missouri Valley Conference, from an Indiana State fan (and Terre Haute resident)!  :)
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Re: Greetings from Indiana
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 01:55:32 PM »

Hello!

I am csw, a current Purdue CE student and lifelong map and infrastructure junkie. I am particularly fascinated with counting counties and road signage, especially in my home state of Indiana. This forum seems like the place for me, I'm excited to get started!

Sorry I'm slow to checking this section, but welcome!  I just visited my 92nd Indiana county in August. 
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