Neil Kaye

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Shrinking the Mercator projection to equal area

It’s been a while since we got our regular reminder that the Mercator projection is better for navigation on the tradeoff for distorted area at the poles. Neil Kaye provides an animation: Animating the mercator projection so countries and territories are correct size and shape in relation to each other.#dataviz #30Daymapchallenge #worldisnotflat #day28 pic.twitter.com/968GSBepA1 — Neil Kaye (@neilrkaye) November 28, 2021 See also the Mercator projection with the poles shifted...

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