Introducing the Danseiji Projections

For centuries, cartographers have wrestled with the challenges of making accurate maps. They were limited by not only the mathematical impossibility of accurately portraying a curved surface on a plane, but also by their computational capacities. In …

A Defense of the Mercator Projection

If you've ever dabbled in cartography, geography, cultural imperialism, or that one scene from The West Wing, you've probably heard of the Mercator projection. If not, you've certainly seen it. The Mercator projection is the most common map projection for …