Mercator Globe

"I'm mesmerized by how opposite of correct this is"

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10 Responses:

  1. Pavel says:

    Aw, if only it were real, I'd have the perfect present for my geologist/cartographer friend.

  2. DWidel says:

    I need to know what's on the top and bottom, Ice? Dinosaurs? Volcanoes? Or is it just hollow? Maybe we should send some explorers to check it out.

  3. Ben says:

    I suddenly want an xscreensaver hack of this.

    • David E. Konerding says:

      I wrote the original glplanet for xscreensaver many years ago to teach myself spherical texture mapping. It's amazing how many things I got wrong! I got an email from a cartographer from the USGS explaining projections. and how mine was an invalid projection. But I would totally support this as a 'paper towel dispenser projection' (I guess the world has to spin backward, too)

    • jwz says:

      I can now confirm that this is harder than it sounds. Wow, this projection is a fucking horror story.

  4. NT says:

    The projection is one thing, but the sunrise in the west is like fingernails on a blackboard.
    Worse than eight-pointed snowflakes.

  5. Lloyd says:

    it would work better as an actual rotating lampshade, with the sun shining out of his poles.

  6. Fyxzquist MacLuyrrican says:

    It's just like AntMoebius, but only the GI tract of the ant, forced focus, and color rendering that's 242% ass. What's not to like about 30 deg. longitude north being cut off, should there be a little table with the ceremonial knife?

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