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A world of projections

Welcome, Metafilter visitors! How can you map a sphere unto the plane? well you can't if you want to keep size, shape and proportions. Here are the alternatives... Learn more about the different projections.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:23 PM

We are accustomed to spatial distortion in maps; when we see that same distortion on a picture, it gives us an alternative perspective on the level of spatial distortion that we see on maps.  The Azimuthal projections (circular) are my favorite for this photographic project.   


Tagsmapping, cartography, perspective, map.

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:55 AM

Des cartes pour comprendre le monde...une initiative photographique pour comprendre les projections. 

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38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

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"Some prime examples of fascinating maps." 


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Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 5, 2013 4:50 AM
CRAZY!
Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 2014 12:46 AM

This shows 38 maps of the world in completely different formats with different map projections and colorings. 

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 4:43 PM

Map number 7 shows what New Yorkers complain about the most in their beloved city. The complaints are split into noise, graffiti and litter. It is no surprise that most New Yorkers complain about noise in Manhattan, well because it is one of the largest cities in the world, of course there is going to be noise. And then looking on the outskirts of the main city in Manhattan there are mostly complaints about litter. The map is mostly blue in most areas. As for graffiti there are a couple pockets spread out which is where I’m assuming most gang activity takes place. Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn is where most of the graffiti is located according to this map. I liked this ma because it shows what you’re going to see or hear in certain places in the City area.    

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6 Great Transit Maps That Aren't Transit Maps

6 Great Transit Maps That Aren't Transit Maps | Map@Print | Scoop.it
From classic movies to the Mississippi River to a meta map of the world's transit systems.
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Film Map at werd.com

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Slightly more refined than an Animal House or Scarface movie poster, this film-inspired vintage style street map features over 900 Hollywood hits but it’s not a real map, it’s a clever design piece that will look great on the wall in your home...
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Cartes et cartographes à l'époque moderne / France Inter

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Une carte, cela permet la localisation d'un objet. Et l'homme cherchant toujours à s'approprier tout, elle permet aussi de se représenter les mouvements qu'il faudrait faire pour le rejoindre.
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Real-Time Geolocation Service with Node.js

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A tutorial about how to create a simple real-time application that shows the locations of visitors on an interactive map using Node.js and the HTML5 Geolocation API.
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A Handsome Atlas: Wildly Awesome Data Visualizations from the Nineteenth Century

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City Blueprints - Artistic City Map Prints

Inspired by traditional blueprint style, these artistic map prints will arouse conversation as you explore cities around the world.

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Africa Map Collection

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Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:58 AM

This is a fun collection of maps because you can see how the European view of Africa has changed over time. These maps contain nonexistent land marks such as the Mountains of Kong, these are here because cartographers made their maps based off incorrect information and then passed this information on to others who repeated their mistakes. African was known as the dark continent not only because of European racism but because of the lack of knowledge on behalf of the Europeans. 

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2014 4:19 PM

While most people perceive Africa as a country rather than a continent, European cartographers were even more oblivious to the make up of the continent. How is it possible that a mountain can directly across the continent. This also raises the question, how was conquering the continent possible if this mountain sat at the frontier of the continent? Wouldn't the natives know where to escape when European settlers came to conquer their land?

Luis Cabral's curator insight, March 8, 5:02 AM

This fabulous collection of African maps from 1535-1897 represents an historical geographic vision of both Africa and colonial visions of an imagined Africa.  I chose this particular map to display because it beautifully highlights the Mountains of Kong.  For generations, European cartographers erroneously believed that this long mountain range extended north of the West African coast and across the continent.  Currently this map collection is at Plymouth State, NH, but much of it is archive online here. 


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Mapping The San Francisco of Yesteryear

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Built with almost no regard for the hills that dominate its landscape, San Francisco's grid like street layout and near vertical roads are unique in th...
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Aris Venetikidis: Comprendre les cartes | Video on TED.com

TED Talks En tant que concepteur, Aris Venetikidis est fasciné par les cartes que nous dessinons dans nos esprits lorsque nous nous déplaçons dans une ville, et qui ressemblent moins à un plan des rues qu'à un diagramme ou à un schéma de câblage, à...
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How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | Map@Print | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society.
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The world in your pocket

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WHAT IS A map? “There are two things you want,” says Peter Birch, product manager for Google Earth. “One is to find your way…how do you remove all the...
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370 - Palestine's Island Paradise, Now With a Word from its Creator | Strange Maps | Big Think

370 - Palestine's Island Paradise, Now With a Word from its Creator | Strange Maps | Big Think | Map@Print | Scoop.it
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