Nov
14
2011

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

4 Comments

  • 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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