Posts Tagged ‘projections’

Accidental map projections II

By accidental I of course mean deliberate. Same deal as before. Tweak a map projection formula a bit, and the results can be interesting. Made with indiemapper. We’ll probably return the map projection code to normal before it’s released.


At Axis Maps, in our march toward indiemapper, we have made indieprojector, a tool for creating projected maps of your geographic data and exporting them to vector graphics for further design work. Part useful tool and part demo of indiemapper functionality, indieprojector fulfills one of the cartographer’s most basic requirements. In my experience trying to [...]

Accidental map projections

Oops, this isn’t what an azimuthal equidistant map projection is supposed to look like. I’ve been working (occasionally fighting) with map projections a lot recently, pumping latitude and longitude coordinates through equations that mathemagically shape the world. Occasionally a small error in a projection equation results in an incorrect but fascinating map. So why not [...]

Raster map projection with ActionScript 3

This is probably a stupid idea, but that’s never stopped me before. Lately some of my Flash mapping colleagues and I have come to rely on transforming geographic data—say, shapefiles—into various map projections on the client side via the ActionScript vector drawing methods. (See, for example, a post by my friend Zachary Johnson with an [...]