Fun with maps

This morning, I stumbled upon a map generator written by NASA called G.Projector.

It’s really good fun to play with: It’s reasonably fast (especially considering that it’s written in Java), it knows dozens of different map projections, and there are lots of parameters to adjust.

As an example, I created an Azimuthal Equidistant projection (in which directions from the centre of the map are true) of the Earth centred on New Zealand, which means that Europe is torn apart and stretched around the edge of the map. That’s probably as un-Eurocentric as you can get. 🙂

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