Different Map Projections

Upsidedown-Map-Of-The-World-OptimizedAny time you take something as massive and complex as the earth and try to put it down on a flat piece of paper you are going to lose details and create inaccuracies. You also have to make choices about how you represent the information. For example, what goes in the center? What goes at the top of the map? The bottom? Is the most “accurate” map the best map?

http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=752

A funny way to interpret your choice of projections

http://xkcd.com/977/

A very nerdy and almost too thorough explanation of the errors of map projections

http://geokov.com/education/map-projection.aspx


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