Map Projections

The Wired Magazins’ new Blog “MapLab” is going to run a series of posting abut map projections. While some of us use GIS and other map making tools on a daily basis, probably we had to explain what map projections are and why do we have them, few times in our careers.

Now, MapLab is going to give, in layman’s language, some historical background, and the purposes of what for these projections were meant for, when they were first designed by their creators, and so forth.

The first one is about Mercator. I believe it’s a posting totally worth reading.

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