Project it Yourself

projections *distort* the world

"the real world"

we can't see behind things

Mercator

Albers

State Plane

Albers

State Plane

Helvetica

Arial

Georgia

Comic Sans

Arial

Georgia

Comic Sans

Mona Lisa

The Scream

Starry Night

The Scream

Starry Night

EPSG:4326 EPSG:900913 EPSG:3785

the West Wing

Winkel-Triple got a **4.5629**

numbers != science

I decided to go about it backwards.

I started with a kind of artistic approach.

I started with a kind of artistic approach.

I visualized the *best-looking*

shapes and sizes.

shapes and sizes.

Then I figured out the mathematical formula to produce that effect.
Most mapmakers start with the mathematics.

Arthur H. Robinson

when you don't create things,

you become defined by your

tastes rather than ability.

your tastes only narrow &

exclude people. so create.

**_why**

you become defined by your

tastes rather than ability.

your tastes only narrow &

exclude people. so create.

Things you Create

f(x, y) → x

g(x, y) → y

simple technology: Canvas, GitHub, Javascript

uses, loves, enjoys **eval** and has **no regrets**

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Project it Yourself

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