List of map projections This list/table provides an overview of the most significant map projections, including those listed on Wikipedia. It is sortable by the main fields. Inclusion in the table is subjective, as there is no definitive list of map projections. Table of projections Key The designation "deployed" means popularisers/users rather than necessarily creators.
Dymaxion Map Also know as the "Dymaxion Map," the Fuller Projection Map is the only flat map of the entire surface of the Earth which reveals our planet as one island in one ocean, without any visually obvious distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents. It was developed by R. Buckminster Fuller who "By 1954, after working on the map for several decades," finally realized a "satisfactory deck plan of the six and one half sextillion tons Spaceship Earth." Traditional world maps reinforce the elements that separate humanity and fail to highlight the patterns and relationships emerging from the ever evolving and accelerating process of globalization.
How Many Countries Are There? — CGP Grey Notes & Corrections: There are more places of possible countryhood that weren't mentioned in the video due to time.Sealand is on an abandonden sea fort not an oil rig. Special Thanks: All about Portolans : Previous items of the month : Item of the month : Archive & Library : Collections by type : Our collections : Researchers Persia: Bound in an atlas of twenty-four cartographic items titled: 'Seekarten von Battista Agnese Anno MDLIV.d.IV.May.', c.1554 April' s item of the month looks at one of the most fascinating collections in the NMM Manuscript archives: portolan charts. Consisting of fifty-eight manuscript atlases and around fifty larger charts, the collection spans three centuries of navigational practice before mass-produced printed charts displaced them during the eighteenth century. The precise definition of portolans varies but they share certain characteristics.
Historical - Maps and Atlases - ResearchGuides at Humboldt State University Searching the HSU Library Catalog For historical maps and atlases in the HSU Atlas and Map Collection check the HSU Library Catalog under the subjects geography-ancient-maps or historical geography-maps for world maps and atlases and [name of country, state, or region]-historical geography-maps for specific areas. Internet Guides and Directories Google Expands Underwater Street View To New Locations Google today added a couple of new locations to its underwater Street View imagery collection, including a number spots around Monaco, Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Google unveiled underwater Street View back in 2012 and has been expanding it (very) slowly ever since. The company has partnered with the Catalin Seaview Survey on this project and uses a number of special underwater cameras to capture the panoramic images its uses for this project.
Mineral hints at bright blue rocks deep in the Earth 12 March 2014Last updated at 21:16 ET By Simon Redfern Science writer Blue planet: Ringwoodite minerals reveal hints of what things might look like deep within the Earth Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth. They also provide the first direct evidence that there may be as much water trapped in those rocks as there is in all the oceans.
In Charted Waters - Evolution of the World Map as it was Explored Maps are among the most accessible assets we can use accurately, whether it’s an old print or the newest mobile app. Still, it took centuries for people to truly understand the geography of the world. Here, we show how our knowledge has grown and developed over time… Scroll to begin the journey