What Your Favorite Map Projection Says About You



Randall Munroe of xkcd  presents a dozen different ways to project the earth onto a map, and analyzes the fans of each. My favorite (after the globe, of course) is the Robinson projection, which pegs my lifestyle pretty well. Link -via the Presurfer

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Thank you so much for posting this. The mapgeek in me just had a big smile. I completely agree with Douglas2. I tend to have multiple maps. But, I did have to go buy a globe to be something to show my kids a better representation.
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When I went shopping for a world map two decades ago in the US, I was just happy to find one that didn't have the USA smack in the middle of the poster, with both China and Russia split roughly in half. How can a world map be good if Lhasa and mount Everest are on opposite edges of the poster?
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