PROJECTION STUDYBill Rankin, 1999A simple overlay makes the point that even satellite views of the globe are projections like any other. And given that there is no undistorted two-dimensional representation of a curved three-dimensional surface, one should ask whether "distortion" is even a useful category.And yet the shape of South America is stable; like letterforms, or the word "tree," it is not any one shape in particular, but a set of relationships.Via radicalcartography.net#dataisbeautiful #dataviz #infographics #datavisualization #interesting #cool #instafacts #woah #picoftheday #amazing #factoftheday #map #maps #cartography #geography #topography #mapping #mappe #carte #mapa #karta #africa #projection

PROJECTION STUDYBill Rankin, 1999A simple overlay makes the point that even satellite views of the globe are projections like any other. And given that there is no undistorted two-dimensional representation of a curved three-dimensional surface, one should ask whether "distortion" is even a useful category.And yet the shape of South America is stable; like letterforms, or the word "tree," it is not any one shape in particular, but a set of relationships.Via radicalcartography.net#dataisbeautiful #dataviz #infographics #datavisualization #interesting #cool #instafacts #woah #picoftheday #amazing #factoftheday #map #maps #cartography #geography #topography #mapping #mappe #carte #mapa #karta #africa #projection

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