Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Your favorite projection

When a map-related comic is this massively obvious it'd be a travesty not to post it on this kind of blog.  Of course this very-inside-baseball riff on projections is from Randall Munroe's XKCD (click on the image to make it larger and more legible... It's very worth it!)

At the actual webcomic, hovering over the image reveals this additional message in the "title-text":

What's that? You think I don't like the Peters map because I'm uncomfortable with having my cultural assumptions challenged?  Are you sure you're not ... ::puts on sunglasses:: ... projecting?
That's just brilliant!

Here, by the way, is a fun video clip about the Peters projection from The West Wing:

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