Welcome, Metafilter visitors! How can you map a sphere unto the plane? well you can’t if you want to keep size, shape and proportions. Here are the alternatives… Learn more about the different projections.

Seth Dixon, Ph.D.‘s insight:

We are accustomed to spatial distortion in maps; when we see that same distortion on a picture, it gives us an alternative perspective on the level of spatial distortion that we see on maps.  The Azimuthal (circular) projections are my favorite for this photographic project.   

Tagsmapping, cartography, perspective, map.

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