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Map Projection Transitions

Map Projection Transitions | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."


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This is really, very cool! A fantastic way to visualise the differences between map projections to illustrate the variation in land shape, land area and land size. Also an excellent discussion starter.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, September 3, 2015 6:01 AM

New ways to see the world.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 3, 2015 10:33 AM

map projections

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:23 PM
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No screenshot could do justice to this animation.  It transforms a map of the world from one map projection to another, and in the 5 second interval it 'spins the globe' to give you a sense of the the spatial distortions inherent in all projections.  This is but one of the many visualizations fromJason Davies mapping project.   

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Mercator Puzzle

Mercator Puzzle | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

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This is great fun! A little tricky at first though:)

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:03 PM

Great site to show projection and changes in perception on maps.  

John Nieuwendyk's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:45 PM

This mercator puzzle was especially interesting. It illustrated how various countries look on a mercator map compared to other maps.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:45 PM

Cool activity / puzzle that plays with projection and shows you a comparative view of the "true" size of countries compared to others 

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50 Faces in Everyday Places

50 Faces in Everyday Places | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

  Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, "hey that kind of looks like a face!"? It's actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data).


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Cool:)

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:30 PM

Just for fun...

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:12 AM

Sería intetresante medir este tipo de percepciones y su influencia en estudios geográficos colectivos, partiendo del supuesto que los patrones que observa cada persona, los asocia desde luego, a su propio conocimiento ...