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Re: The real size of Africa

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:06:29 -0700
To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, "SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d04f9a7d-1084-69a3-255e-2a724ca3c5a3@ucsb.edu>
> Something like this 
> <https://cesiumjs.org/Cesium/Apps/HelloWorld.html> is what should hang 
> on the wall in school classes.

Hmm, I guess I have to disagree. The problem with such a 'globe' view 
(compared to flat map projections) is that you cannot see all of Earth 
at once and this is often an important task.

On 09/15/2016 04:52 AM, Frans Knibbe 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 <mailto:l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>> wrote:
>
>     http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/18/africa/real-size-of-africa/
>     <http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/18/africa/real-size-of-africa/>
>
>     A nice article with very helpful illustrations to explain the
>     problem of projections, in particular Mercator.
>
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>


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Krzysztof Janowicz

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