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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:16 PM

Boston Public Schools Adopt the Peters Projection World Map - A Brief Discussion

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Reply Boston Public Schools Adopt the Peters Projection World Map - A Brief Discussion (Original post)
derby378 Mar 20 OP
nycbos Mar 20 #1
emmadoggy Mar 20 #2
elleng Mar 20 #6
volstork Mar 20 #10
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 20 #3
cstanleytech Mar 20 #8
FailureToCommunicate Mar 20 #9
VWolf Mar 21 #13
oldcynic Mar 20 #4
Crash2Parties Mar 20 #5
rickford66 Mar 20 #7
pfitz59 Mar 20 #11
ronatchig Mar 21 #14
derby378 Mar 21 #15
VWolf Mar 21 #12

Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:18 PM

1. Life imitating art

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:21 PM

2. I thought of this scene right away, too. LOL

Always loved that one!

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:48 PM

6. YES!

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:11 PM

10. One of the best

of a great show! We could use the Bartlet team right about now...

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:59 PM

3. As an Air Force navigator, we used Lambert conformals

This conic projection gave us a more or less accurate portrayal of a Great Circle route, which is the shortest distance between two points on the globe.

As far as an accurate, non-spherical projection which keeps the land masses in their correct size and shape, as well as portrays just how much of the world is water, I like Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Airocean Worldmap, which maps the world onto a icosahedron:



When the globe is opened, it looks like this:



Cool, huh? (I've always wanted to post about map projections...)

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:40 PM

8. I think I could easily learn to adapt to that one, the first proposed one just didnt feel

anymore realistic to me than the old one we used in school but the one you are showing looks the best imo especially with how it renders Antarctica which always looked weird before.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:47 PM

9. Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion Airocean Worldmap is the best! As he'd often say, it shows

(our) one land mass and one ocean. One precious blue jewel in the vastness of space.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:57 AM

13. Would be cool to have a full set of 5 maps

Each one a projection onto a Platonic solid.

Also, your map is wrong. Mexico is supposed to be below the US

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:11 PM

4. this is why they did it...shocking (and fun)

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:06 PM

5. Sure was useful, during the Cold War for Russia/USSR to be a huge, looming visual threat...

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:06 PM

7. What's the purpose of the loud distractiing music?

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:56 PM

11. the background music has got to go!

a lame distraction from the narrator..

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Response to pfitz59 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:45 AM

14. Amen

Geology is one of my favorite subjects but that pounding upbeat had me missing the old mirror ball and the dance floor

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Response to pfitz59 (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:45 PM

15. You're not the first one to complain about the music

I was just afraid the video would put people to sleep without it.

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Response to derby378 (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:53 AM

12. Just use a freaking globe.

Problem solved.

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