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    I was going through old xkcd comics and ran across this. Figured if anyone could appreciate it it would be this community.

    xkcd - cartography comic-map_projections.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelie View Post
    I was going through old xkcd comics and ran across this. Figured if anyone could appreciate it it would be this community.

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    Yeah, I think this is the third time that comic has come up. It's still funny, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hai-Etlik View Post
    Yeah, I think this is the third time that comic has come up. It's still funny, though.
    Dang. I had a feeling, but I figured it was worth a shot.

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    I hadn't seen this before, so I thank you for posting this, jelle. After the intense and unexpected education i received on map projections last week I especially appreciate this. Gave me a good chuckle.

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    Another evil one that's also relevant for mapp ing:

    xkcd - cartography comic-kerning.png

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    Now someone needs to make a map in Gall-Peters, label it in intentionally badly kerned Papyrus and Comic Sans, and send it to Randall.

    I don't think I could bring myself to make such a travesty though.

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    How can you kern Comic Sans badly?!? That's ... that's ... that's impossible!!??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hai-Etlik View Post
    Now someone needs to make a map in Gall-Peters, label it in intentionally badly kerned Papyrus and Comic Sans, and send it to Randall.

    I don't think I could bring myself to make such a travesty though.
    If I had the technical skill or time and wasn't 100% new to cartography I'd give it a shot.

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    This is actually a tempting idea ...

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