Swear to God, I said “Goode Homolosine…”

and xkcd has me pegged.  Doubly, in fact: I also like the Robinson map.

And if you to were wondering what the big deal is about the Gall-Peters map projection, check it out.  I already knew that cartographers were very, ah, enthusiastic about their craft; but I’m legitimately shocked that this controversy didn’t end with knives in the sewers.

Moe Lane


  • Booklegger says:

    Azimuthal Equidistant.

    Ah well.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Wow. “Goode Homolosine” describes me perfectly. I’m also having my oil change in four days time. If you had posted this that morning, my mind would have been blown.
    Also, why don’t you have xkcd linked in your Humor section of links?

  • Canthros says:

    Heh. I kinda like the Dymaxion … I have a pair of Vibram Fivefingers, and type in Dvorak. (No 3-D goggles, though, and not that excited about Asimov.)

    Truthfully, though, I’d probably have picked Mercator. And that’s a pretty accurate summation, too.

  • countrydoc says:

    One fun fact from my former life as a math grad student: You cannot 1-to-1 map a sphere onto a plane. But if you remove a single point from the sphere, then you can. This is really nothing more than a statement about the difference between an open and closed set, but I always found the mental image to be really cool. If I ever retire, I’m going to spend my days redoing all the math, physics and astronomy I ignored as a younger man. Currently, I’m redoing Trig.

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