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Eight ways of projecting the world

Eight ways of projecting the world

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Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps, yet less than 20% of the collection is currently online. A $5, $15, or $25 contribution will help us fund the cost of acquiring and digitizing more maps for free online access. Click the SUPPORT US button to make your contribution today! This map of Earth is the most accurate ever produced, and it looks completely different Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries-old problem - how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane. He claims the above map, called the AuthaGraph World Map, achieves this task. The projection, first created in 1999, frames the world's physical components in a 2D rectangle, attempting to represent their relative sizes as accurately as possible. It does so by dividing the world into 96 triangles, making it a tetrahedron, then unfolding it to become a rectangle.

Map Search GeoRepository 8.9.0.0 You are currently not logged in Log in Search Database By Location Latitude Longitude This Map of the World Just Won Japan’s Prestigious Design Award The 2016 Good Design Award results were announced recently with awards going to over 1000 entries in several different categories. But the coveted Grand Award of Japan’s most well-known design award, given to just 1 entry, was announced today. Last year the winner was a personal mobility chair and the year before that it was a robotic arm. This year, the grand prize went to a world map.

History of Russian administrative boundaries (step two) - report to the European Social Science History Conference in Hague Reported to the European Social Science History Conference, Hague, the Netherlands (February 27 - March 2, 2002) A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES (XVIII - XX centuries) Irina Merzliakova, Ph. D. Map Nerds, Rejoice: Here’s the Dymaxion as a Foldable Globe When Buckminster Fuller released his Dymaxion map in 1954, the disjointed atlas was unusual, to say the least. He and architect Shoji Sadao created a projection showing all seven continents arranged in a nearly contiguous land mass. They projected this archipelago onto an icosahedron consisting of 20 equilateral triangles that could be rearranged to visualize geospatial information like air and sea routes. Fuller considered his map the least distorted of all 2-D projections, but its peculiar geometry made it just as accurate as a 3-D object. Designers remain fascinated with Fuller’s projection, and many have toyed with how to display it most compellingly.

Untitled Document It is still a problem to make the Russian historical maps and geographical data available worldwide. The international academic community used not many of the Russian archival maps and documents. Even ten years ago the Russian archives were hardly available for the non-native researchers. Almost all of the archival maps despite of their age and scale were classified. Dymaxion map - Wikipedia The world is flattened into a Dymaxion map as it unfolds into an icosahedron net with nearly contiguous land masses An icosahedron: This is the shape onto which the world map is projected before unfolding Unfolded Dymaxion map with nearly contiguous land masses The Dymaxion map or Fuller map is a projection of a world map onto the surface of an icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. The flat map is heavily interrupted in order to preserve shapes and sizes. The 1954 version published by Fuller, made with co-cartographer Shoji Sadao, the Airocean World Map, used a modified but mostly regular icosahedron as the base for the projection, which is the version most commonly referred to today.

Historical GIS Research Network This list is not exhaustive but we aim to include all of the major historical GIS websites plus additional relevant websites. Other portals are also available such as those from: the GeoHumanities Special Interest Group of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, the Humanities GIS Zotero Library, and the University of Saskatchewan's HGIS Lab. Resources are classed under: National Historical GISs Other online Historical GIS projects Historical map servers and other data sources Organisations Software Other useful sites National Historical GISs: 7 maps that will change how you see the world A Japanese architect has won a prestigious award for creating a new map, because it shows the world as it really is. The AuthaGraph World Map angles continents in order to show their true distance from one another. Image: AuthaGraph World Map

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