Posts tagged cartography
Posts tagged cartography
So I might just print this; for those interested here is an updated version with a link to the PSD.
Edit: Seriously, check out that PSD file; it is freakin’ amazing!
adding to my wish list..
the southern sky|stellavie
yeah, so grows my wish list.
Four Images From Game Of Thrones Map Book ‘The Lands Of Ice And Fire’
I feel I may need this book.
I love map projections. (Taken with Instagram)
This is very cool, in an almost completely useless kinda way.
I dont think you truly understand
the actual size of Australia.
Just because we live in the same country, does not mean that we are 1 hour drives away from each other. Like, take this map for example Australia is bloody huge, ok?
You cant just… visit someone in another state/city without taking a huge drive across nowhereland for several hours. It isnt as simple as people put it.
Were is that forever Australian pic when I need it?
When I got to talk to Jim Beaver, he mentioned he thought he could take a taxi to Alice Springs from Melbourne. Then he mentioned that he looked at a map of Australia with USA on top and realized just how bloody big Oz is.
I have gone over this with so many people! Australia is HUGE!
My housemate is currently on an emergency trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. He left 3 and a half hours ago. He wont be there for around another 4 and a half and that is one of the CLOSEST other capitals!
Okay people let me learn you some
This is the world map you’re probably familiar with:
That’s the Mercator projection, used for navigation because any straight line on it will be straight on the earth. But it’s wrong!
As is discussed above, the area is so out of whack on it as it reduces the size of things close to the equator, in particular the southern hemisphere.
This is the Gall–Peters projection it’s better (but still wrong, ‘cause after all the earth is round). This map however is area accurate.
Look at Australia compared with Europe in both maps.
Also the big one, look at Greenland and Africa in both maps. Africa is in fact 14 times larger than Greenland.
To me however the big travesty is the location of the equator. You expect that because it cuts across the middle of the globe it should be in the middle of the map. That’s true for the Peters projection, but a standard Mercator projection map has the middle of its map as somewhere around the border of Mexico and the USA; which is in fact 30° north of the Equator, as it actually runs through Brazil and Indonesia.
Why is this so wrong? Because Antarctica is freaking huge, so they cut it off. They cut off about half of the southern hemisphere, because it’s covered in ice and snow, which may give more information of a sort. But that information is then tainted with a layer of misinformation.
Here is a Mercator projection that doesn’t cut off Antarctica for reference:
Map: Starling’s map of comparative river lengths (1834) originally posted to the BIG Map Blog.
water in africa.
discovered this when i accidentally deleted country lines as i was making a map yesterday.
This is beautiful, I’d love to see it done to every continent (except obviously Antarctica).
draw maps everyday
Eugh, what’s that swarming all over the surface of the planet? It looks like an insect horde, or maybe some kind of crawling fungus, but no, it’s just us in our flying machines. It’s simultaneously kind of gross and super-fascinating.
PlaneFinder tracks every flight in the air at any given moment, in as close to real time as possible. (The orange ones come from a different data network and aren’t quite as accurate.) You can filter by airline, altitude, or speed, like maybe if you want to find the plane most likely to stall out and land on your house. It’s pretty hypnotic, but the fact that it also looks like an infestation makes you realize that, oh yeah, we kind of are.
And you can do the same for ships - MairneTraffic.com
Map of the Avatar’s world
Totally not for future reference, or anything.
Yes, this is good, very good.
((I’ll have to use this for later….maybe even print it out or something >v> ))
Wow, nice map; also great for showing the route of the GAang.