Sunday, October 01, 2006

Projection Reference Relief

Back on the blog detail ... Harvard History of Science/Architecture PhD Bill Rankin has created a truly excellent projection reference table. Although Rankin claims that this is a "cheat sheet" that allows him to see what types of projections he can mine from ESRI's otherwise clunky GIS, this table contains excellent comparison diagrams. You can see exactly how the projections look compared to each other. Not only that, but the table is organized according to three types of maps (and their corresponding projections): wall maps, continental maps, and regional maps. This is an excellent resource for spatial analysts everywhere.