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Hai-Etlik
11-15-2011, 04:00 AM
xkcd had this to say about what your favourite small scale projection means: http://xkcd.com/977/

I'm a Winkel-Tripel proponent myself

LonewandererD
11-18-2011, 07:13 AM
As soon as I saw the thread title this comic popped into my mind. Favourite projection? I would say... globe, aren't I clever :)

-D-

Elzevir
12-04-2011, 06:13 PM
Ok, i must admit i have a thing for the Peirce quincuncial projection... but i didn't sit that long in the theatre after Inception. They threw me out before.

krasimir
12-06-2011, 08:34 AM
Ha, that was actually a lot of fun! It was also educational as I didn't recognize at least 50% of the projections.

atpollard
12-06-2011, 11:22 AM
I like Dymaxion maps folded into a polyhedron ... so you can see the world as a world.
... but there should be 5 points at the top and bottom when displayed flat.

(The butterfly looked pretty interseting, too)

Hai-Etlik
12-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Ha, that was actually a lot of fun! It was also educational as I didn't recognize at least 50% of the projections.

Even I didn't know a few of them. I'd never heard of Van Der Grinten, and I couldn't have named Waterman or Quincuncial, though I had seen them before. Hobo-Dyer is an odd case as it's just a particular parameterization of Normal Cylindrical Equal Area, as is Gall-Peters. The two only differ in the selection of Standard Parallels. Still I can't remember seeing that particular parameterization, or hearing the name before.

Hai-Etlik
12-06-2011, 03:35 PM
I like Dymaxion maps folded into a polyhedron ... so you can see the world as a world.
... but there should be 5 points at the top and bottom when displayed flat.

The point of Dymaxion as opposed to just a plain Gnomonic Iscoceheadral is that it takes the continuity of the features being mapped into account when unfolding the net.

Lukc
12-06-2011, 03:42 PM
I like the Dymaxion myself :)

atpollard
12-06-2011, 04:40 PM
The point of Dymaxion as opposed to just a plain Gnomonic Iscoceheadral is that it takes the continuity of the features being mapped into account when unfolding the net.
OK. Then Dymaxion stink (unless folded) and I like Gnomonic Iscoceheadral maps. :)

... Oceans, the source of all life on the Earth, really are the Red-Headed Stepchildren of you cartographers, are they not? ;)

Hai-Etlik
12-07-2011, 08:43 AM
OK. Then Dymaxion stink (unless folded) and I like Gnomonic Iscoceheadral maps. :)

... Oceans, the source of all life on the Earth, really are the Red-Headed Stepchildren of you cartographers, are they not? ;)

There's an ocean oriented version of Dymaxion as well, which tries to place all the interruptions on land. That's why I specifically said "Features Being Mapped" not "Land".