Map Projection Transitions

Map Projection Transitions by Jason Davies.

A delightful world map that transitions between projections.

How many projections you ask?

  1. Aitoff
  2. August
  3. Baker
  4. Boggs
  5. Bromley
  6. Collignon
  7. Craster Parabolic
  8. Eckert I
  9. Eckert II
  10. Eckert III
  11. Eckert IV
  12. Eckert V
  13. Eckert VI
  14. Eisenlohr
  15. Equirectangular (Plate Carrée)
  16. Hammer
  17. Goode Homolosine
  18. Kavrayskiy VII
  19. Lambert cylindrical equal-area
  20. Lagrange
  21. Larrivée
  22. Laskowski
  23. Loximuthal
  24. Mercator
  25. Miller
  26. McBryde–Thomas Flat-Polar Parabolic
  27. McBryde–Thomas Flat-Polar Quartic
  28. McBryde–Thomas Flat-Polar Sinusoidal
  29. Mollweide
  30. Natural Earth
  31. Nell–Hammer
  32. Polyconic
  33. Robinson
  34. Sinusoidal
  35. Sinu-Mollweide
  36. van der Grinten
  37. van der Grinten IV
  38. Wagner IV
  39. Wagner VI
  40. Wagner VII
  41. Winkel Tripel

Far more than I would have guessed. And I suspect this listing isn’t complete.

By analogy, how would you construct a semantic projection for a topic map?

Varying by language or names of subjects would be one projection.

What about projecting entire semantic views?

Rather than displaying Cyprus from an EU view, why not display the Cyprus view as the frame of reference?

Or display the sovereignty of nations, where their borders are subject to violation at the whim and caprice of larger nations.

Or closer to home, projecting the views of departments in an enterprise.

You may be surprised at the departments that consider themselves the glue holding the operation together.

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