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Re: The real size of Africa

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:06:55 +0000
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To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, "SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Yes but as with all conformal (or near) projections it has the benefit that
when digital all pixels are the same shape and are coincident making
multiple zoom levels easy to render.

Ed

On Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 13:53 Frans Knibbe, <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:

> Fortunately with modern techniques for displaying geographic data in a web
> browser there is no need for projection on a flat plane any longer.
> Something like this <https://cesiumjs.org/Cesium/Apps/HelloWorld.html> is
> what should hang on the wall in school classes.
>
> Regards,
> Frans
>
> On 15 September 2016 at 13:06, Linda van den Brink <
> l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl> wrote:
>
> http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/18/africa/real-size-of-africa/
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>
>
> A nice article with very helpful illustrations to explain the problem of
> projections, in particular Mercator.
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