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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Reading in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


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accepted Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
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comment Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
@mapBaker I have no specific application in mind. I like to use an interactive map to "explore the world", and I indeed don't like the look of Google Maps. I don't have a lot of GIS knowledge, the process you describe is a bit more wore than simply loading up a website with a easy to use interface...
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comment Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
@radouxju I see. But upon panning, the software could still recalculate the Mollweide with a new center. I see why this is a drawback, and as per the linked question I observe why Mercator is ubiquitous; but perhaps someone somewhere has built something else.
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comment Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
@martinf I know Google Earth is distorted. It serves a purpose. Canadian Toporama uses a Lambert conformal conical projection, which is much better close the poles, but not equal-area and not very suitable for a global map.
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revised Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
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comment Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?
Don't any distortions become small, for any reasonable projection, once we zoom in to street-level scales?
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comment Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
@mapBaker Isn't that exactly what I wrote...?
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asked Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?
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comment What USGS maps exist in the 7.5' × 15' metric 1:25,000 series?
That quote is about the 7.5' × 7.5' (1:24,000) series, not about the 7.5' × 15' (1:25,000) series, isn't it?
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comment What USGS maps exist in the 7.5' × 15' metric 1:25,000 series?
Wasn't this changeover later cancelled or reversed?
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revised What USGS maps exist in the 7.5' × 15' metric 1:25,000 series?
link directly to USGS
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asked Are there any NTS index maps showing the most recent update?
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