XKCD's Click and Drag is a wonderfully massive drawing with all sorts of hidden gems in it if you're willing to, well, click and drag.
The drawing is divided into 2048 x 2048 pixel tiles.
Each tile has a file name of the form
I wrote a quick Python script that starts at
1n1e and successfully attempts to load in each of four directions (keeping track of where it's already been) to explore the entire contiguous tile set.
The full extent seems to be
19s in the vertical and
48e in the horizontal.
That means an 81 x 27 tile extent (or 2,187 possible tile locations).
There are, however, 212 actual tile locations that don't
404. That's still 889,192,448 pixels!
First attempt at showing which locations in the overall extent actually have tiles:
I'm suspicious I haven't got it right yet, though, as there's nothing in the lower half.
Attempting a brute-force retrieval without requiring contiguity.
Doing a brute-force retrieval resulted in 225 tiles instead of 212.
Without requiring contiguity, here are the tile locations:
With the extra 13 tiles, that means the pixel count is actually 943,718,400 (although that's just the locations for which there are tiles; arguably there are "pixels" in the white areas above too)
27 x 81 x 2048 x 2048 = 9,172,942,848
Hmm, looks like a bug is causing the symmetry, not the data.
Here is a (hopefully bug-free) version of where the tiles are:
Here's a 1/64th scale version (which this site will further scale to fit the card):
Full 1/64th scale version at:
David Glick has pointed out there's a
13n1e which goes against my earlier comment about
8n being the "north"-most extent. Recalculating some pictures now...
Fixed the northern extent and flipped the polarity below "sea-level":
I haven't stated it explicitly here yet, but "north" locations default to all white if no tile and "south" locations default to all black if no tile.