Randall wrote:Are you sure you're not ...
::puts on sunglasses::
cephalopod9 wrote:I have a globe.
Demosthenes wrote:Don't those options all... fall flat?
fajro wrote:What if your favorite is a reversed Gall-Peters?
Djehutynakht wrote:fajro wrote:What if your favorite is a reversed Gall-Peters?
I hate that map for two different reasons, the first is that it's an upside down map and the second because it's an America-Centric Map.
Meyermagic wrote:I'm quite glad this comic showed up, because it gives me an opportunity to try and find something I've been wanting to find for over a year now.
A few years ago I saw a map projection that was generated algorithmically to minimize distortion to "important" metrics on the globe (distance between things and landmass and whatnot). It came out looking somewhat like a Dymaxion map, but instead of sliding around a globe on an unfolded icosahedron so that the cuts don't intersect land, it started with a sphere and made many small "tears", preserving "important" features, then unfolded the sphere in a similar way. It produced an output that was more visually pleasing than the Dymaxion map, and did a better job of preserving distance between and within landmasses, but was probably also more confusing around the edges, where the many small tears were.
I've tried to find this again, but my Google-Fu must not be strong enough. I'm going to hope someone on this forum knows what I'm talking about; it seems like the right place.
Uristqwerty wrote:Seems to be missing "Whatever Google uses", and "Anything at hand", for those who care far more about the fact that it is a map, than how it is represented, and don't usually care about either, anyway.
Meyermagic wrote:Wait, I found it!
The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xXTi1nFCo
jpk wrote:If you were actually the person you're pretending to be, you wouldn't be fronting "I know all about map projections", you'd be off doing whatever it is you do with maps, and you wouldn't be telling the world about your pony fixation, you'd be doing whatever it is that you actually care about.
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