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A dizzying map of North America drawn in eight projections at once

In the above image, eight maps of North America drawn with different projects are superimposed on top of each other. The distortions of projections such as the Mercator are obvious. Creator John Branigan writes that the orthographic projection in dark blue is probably the best for displaying this continent in two dimensions. Thanks are due to Branigan for kindly sharing his work with Know More. Click below to see the rest of the continents this way.

Max Ehrenfreund | July 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm
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