Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Vor 4 Tage
Es Gee
Es Gee

so they can sightsee with accuracy in salisbury

Vor 18 Stunden
TheSpoonKing
TheSpoonKing

Weren't the NATO maps you showed intentionally vague?

Vor 19 Stunden
pugaroo.
pugaroo.

@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.

Vor 2 Tage
British States of America
British States of America

No

Vor 2 Tage
тимофей К
тимофей К

@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.

Vor 2 Tage
shady morsi
shady morsi

2:29 missed oppertunity to make the pencil joke

Vor 5 Stunden
Tom W
Tom W

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.

Vor 5 Stunden
Efstathios Dimopoulos
Efstathios Dimopoulos

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.

Vor 5 Stunden
Greg Bold
Greg Bold

I live in St.Petersburg, there is definitely a Russian spy in my computer D:

Vor 5 Stunden
Tom
Tom

The fact that was only one men confused my brain aaaaaaaaaaa

Vor 5 Stunden
Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev

Skillshare, its kinda like youtube only it costs you money.

Vor 5 Stunden
Neilos 1714
Neilos 1714

Jay is russia embodied because he said thank you.

Vor 6 Stunden
Rod Fleming
Rod Fleming

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.

Vor 6 Stunden
Write Mind
Write Mind

Map Men is the best series on YouTube

Vor 6 Stunden
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

They're said to have the best map's of the worlds Sea floor as well.

Vor 6 Stunden
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

Incorrect Her Majesties Theatre reads the Home of Queens

Vor 6 Stunden
Redbush 5
Redbush 5

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

Vor 6 Stunden
Hlebuw3k
Hlebuw3k

"There might be a Russian spy in your computer right now!" Youre right! Because im Russian!

Vor 6 Stunden
El Huachinango
El Huachinango

2:24 Loved the sonar sounds... IN SPAAAAAAAACE!!

Vor 6 Stunden
TheKitMurkit
TheKitMurkit

Soviets did not win ww2

Vor 7 Stunden
Daniel Dutchy
Daniel Dutchy

Thanks for another hilarious video guys. I'm looking forward to your next one already. Especially your Frome throwback. I loved it

Vor 7 Stunden
SkyBorik
SkyBorik

Не ожидал, что кто-то с запада упомянет, что Советский Союз победил во Второй Мировой войне

Vor 7 Stunden
rocco soldi
rocco soldi

Vodka is Polish

Vor 7 Stunden
404 not found
404 not found

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.

Vor 8 Stunden
Queue
Queue

So it appears the soviets had the best cartographers

Vor 8 Stunden
Jan-Willem van den Broek
Jan-Willem van den Broek

Always a joy to get another one of these! Why the map of Copenhagen at https://youtu.be/_bqzwsM6eoQ?t=17 though?

Vor 8 Stunden
SgtTeeh
SgtTeeh

3:38 this fact seems false

Vor 8 Stunden
Dave Smith
Dave Smith

Brilliant!!

Vor 8 Stunden
Dan Smoke
Dan Smoke

The dear substance collaterally saw because subway whitely boast among a happy illegal. motionless, dark moon

Vor 8 Stunden
Jakub
Jakub

It's really funny to read the transliterations when you speak both languages

Vor 8 Stunden
Billder
Billder

hold tight Tunbridge Wells😞

Vor 9 Stunden
Cyril Liss
Cyril Liss

Охуеннейшее видео. Привет из Рашки. Particularly cool: * 6:05 * 4:57 * 1:34

Vor 9 Stunden
Von Mehlau
Von Mehlau

Winning WW2, yeah of course Buddy.

Vor 9 Stunden
Knight Lautrec
Knight Lautrec

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!

Vor 10 Stunden
Raymond Johnston
Raymond Johnston

Vodka no one needs there vodka

Vor 10 Stunden
loggert
loggert

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 :)

Vor 10 Stunden
MultiReinforced
MultiReinforced

Don’t watch it nooow watch it latee

Vor 10 Stunden
Smiil Smiilovich
Smiil Smiilovich

Кошмар!

Vor 11 Stunden
Making Monsters
Making Monsters

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 ?

Vor 11 Stunden
Mike Allmey
Mike Allmey

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?

Vor 11 Stunden
FlegSlav //TestPatterner
FlegSlav //TestPatterner

Plot Twist: *Russians have been spying the UK the entire time*

Vor 11 Stunden
staninjapan07
staninjapan07

I was brought here without my choice, and how glad I am that I was. What a great video!

Vor 11 Stunden
GailForce
GailForce

In soviet russia, skills share you

Vor 12 Stunden
Something Else
Something Else

1:22 that man WOULD have known who you are ... I’ve said too much

Vor 12 Stunden
Brad Miley
Brad Miley

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!

Vor 12 Stunden
Емил Ефендулов
Емил Ефендулов

"probably nicer" *shows Andropov*

Vor 12 Stunden
Olaf Wysocki
Olaf Wysocki

0:50 I don't understand! (Greetings from Poland)

Vor 13 Stunden
Derek Schinke
Derek Schinke

come on, at least pronounce the polish spelling correctly. it's not hard.

Vor 13 Stunden
Maddy Carbuncle
Maddy Carbuncle

Best sponsor segment EVER!! (that I've seen yet. This is the first video I've seen on this channel!)

Vor 13 Stunden
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

Thanks! There are 16 more adverts similar to this on my channel. Enjoy!

Vor 11 Stunden
GamerBajan
GamerBajan

2:13 Soviets missing some pointy bits at the thing runway neat 12 and 07 labels

Vor 13 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

My people know this "thing" under the name "road"

Vor 12 Stunden
Андрей Щербаков
Андрей Щербаков

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...)

Vor 13 Stunden
MelvinDorkus
MelvinDorkus

I thought it was about to be a vpn ad but then my many uncles taught me about skillshare

Vor 13 Stunden
Константин Осипов
Константин Осипов

You'яe welcome.

Vor 13 Stunden
Mick Mickymick
Mick Mickymick

I like this channel so much I watch it on normal speed

Vor 13 Stunden
Danish Zuhairi
Danish Zuhairi

Thank you Russia! Your welcome. Oops! this made me laugh dead😭😭

Vor 13 Stunden
Verge Busta
Verge Busta

L

Vor 14 Stunden
Random User
Random User

The american map not showing the security fence is for strategic reasons. ;p

Vor 15 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

@Random User are you sure? And tell me the reason why Intel should conceal somebody's else fence? Just curious

Vor 12 Stunden
Random User
Random User

It's surprising the russian don't take that approach.

Vor 15 Stunden
theeddorian
theeddorian

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.

Vor 15 Stunden
Robert Plattner
Robert Plattner

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

Vor 16 Stunden
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

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!

Vor 11 Stunden
spawnof200
spawnof200

WHY IS THER ONLY ONE MEN?!?!

Vor 16 Stunden
Don't Be Stupid
Don't Be Stupid

An excellent and original way to tell history. Subbed.

Vor 17 Stunden
Snarky Mcsnarkles
Snarky Mcsnarkles

Russia wasnt the reason the Allies won WWII. They played a key role, your wording was terrible.

Vor 17 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

Oh yeah, indeed. Everyone knows the legendary assault of West Prussia and Berlin under Eisenhower's command.

Vor 12 Stunden
Valentyn L
Valentyn L

...men, men

Vor 18 Stunden
TheTripleTKA
TheTripleTKA

i didn't know i cared about maps until this very moment

Vor 18 Stunden
Lorem Ipsum
Lorem Ipsum

when it's one "men" time: кошмар!

Vor 18 Stunden
tk9780
tk9780

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.

Vor 18 Stunden
tk9780
tk9780

​@worldoftancraft A few nice points, food for thought

Vor 9 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

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".

Vor 12 Stunden
Goober Aran
Goober Aran

I think this is the best video series for my aspergers

Vor 18 Stunden
illegal_opinions
illegal_opinions

"Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain? " *Why did the USSR have the best maps of Britain? British communists being traitorous.

Vor 19 Stunden
Gen Yak
Gen Yak

Love the Chip's Challenge spies, but instead of stealing your ice skates, they'll try to poison you with nerve agents

Vor 19 Stunden
itsmarmalade
itsmarmalade

Am I the only one that recognized the chips challenge spies? :D:D

Vor 19 Stunden
Gregory Bogosian
Gregory Bogosian

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.

Vor 19 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

1,5 miles of distance is not a problem to you? Nowadays, I see a lof ot brave men in comments…

Vor 12 Stunden
Patrick Not Star
Patrick Not Star

YESSSS fuck I wish they’d give Mapman a Netflix series

Vor 19 Stunden
BashingDinosaurs
BashingDinosaurs

Is that the icon for Spy++ or DDE spy or some antiquated program like that?

Vor 20 Stunden
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

It’s the spy from Chips Challenge.

Vor 11 Stunden
Dylan Leeman
Dylan Leeman

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

Vor 20 Stunden
pbjbagel
pbjbagel

That pen flying off due to low gravity for a five second skit kills me!

Vor 20 Stunden
Gnomey G
Gnomey G

And now you can see all the details of

Vor 20 Stunden
Morgan D
Morgan D

This is like when my wife's tennis coach knew more about her closet than I did

Vor 20 Stunden
4elove4ishee
4elove4ishee

God I loved that "кошмар"

Vor 20 Stunden
Songbird
Songbird

Calling Soviet spies and cartographers Russians is a bit like calling the Allied cartographers Texans.

Vor 20 Stunden
Simsov A
Simsov A

6:03 U don’t say comrade

Vor 21 Stunde
Azzag Thoth
Azzag Thoth

Товарищи эвакуирумся, нас раскрыли.

Vor 21 Stunde
AN Posen
AN Posen

as a Polish i had to trun on sutitles to understand what you try say

Vor 21 Stunde
Ethan Black
Ethan Black

I comment to help statistics

Vor 21 Stunde
Mel Clifford
Mel Clifford

Well you two are a pair of useless flippant shites aren't you?

Vor 21 Stunde
KC2Lucky
KC2Lucky

All of these maps yet they were still scared of some farmers with skiis and vodka

Vor 22 Stunden
TheWeiWuWei
TheWeiWuWei

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. >.>;

Vor 22 Stunden
Violet
Violet

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.

Vor 22 Stunden
silver lining
silver lining

Yaaaay a new map men video! Who needs sleep anyway

Vor 23 Stunden
Andrei
Andrei

Не за что

Vor 23 Stunden
MoutainMan3000
MoutainMan3000

Map men map men map map map men.

Vor 23 Stunden
The Salty Dog
The Salty Dog

Nice knowing that if Russia ever invaded Canada, they would know the place better than the government.

Vor 23 Stunden
sirha konik
sirha konik

oh kurwa, sorry brits

Vor 23 Stunden
OrchidAlloy
OrchidAlloy

...men.

Vor 23 Stunden
liimlsan3
liimlsan3

Hey, Russian Spies don't scare Laura Jane Grace anymore, why should they scare us?

Vor 23 Stunden
LisztyLiszt
LisztyLiszt

1:10 love that humour

Vor 23 Stunden
gentuxable
gentuxable

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.

Vor 23 Stunden
veuzou
veuzou

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!

Vor 23 Stunden
worldoftancraft
worldoftancraft

Goddamn those birthmarks of cum munism

Vor 12 Stunden
Connor, the android sent by CyberLife
Connor, the android sent by CyberLife

Vodka's Polish

Vor Tag
Rem Sutton
Rem Sutton

great vid, loved finding out jays bro is beardyman

Vor Tag
Sam
Sam

I don't mean to go off topic but I looked up the Gorbachev Pizza Hut commercial and it was very funny. 😆

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Just Looking
Just Looking

I'm guessing because you need good maps in order to plan an invasion.

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Николай Побетов
Николай Побетов

Пожалуйста, товарищи!

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Alison Scanlan
Alison Scanlan

1:12

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Sir bill de mudd
Sir bill de mudd

Its a darn commie plot

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