AUTOREPLY [Proj] Thanks, Mike Finn
jens.schwarz at alpstein.de
jens.schwarz at alpstein.de
Fri Aug 17 23:15:09 EDT 2007
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Thanks for your suggestions, Mike Finn!
I suggest that if you have a new projection
The only possibly new ones that Id recommend are the graduated equidistant
projections. So far theres no information that they arent new, but they
probably are _not_ new. The graduated equidistant cylindrical is the only
possibly new projection that I recommend for the purpose that weve been
to contribute to the community,
Consider it contributed, by being posted here. If you think that it is
really great and new & improved, then feel free to flock to it, Mike.
I may suggest it elsewhere, or may not, subject to available time.
A mailing list is an easy way to say something to a good number of people.
For all I know, there may even be someone on his list who is at least
indirectly associated with someone who makes decisions about putting
together an atlas or nature guidebook. Or maybe not.
publish it is a peer-reviewed journal.
You know what, Im going to pass on that one.
I doubt that communicating with academic cartographers would be a productive
use of my time.
For one thing, I dont know how much of a role, if any, academic
cartographers have in the choice of projections for atlases and nature
For another thing, you flatter me, Mike--theres no reason to believe that
an academic cartographer is going to start taking an interest in what is
useful to the map-using public just because of persuasion by me.
Fortunately, it probably doesnt matter, if that isnt who makes the atlas
and nature guidebook decisions.
If it is really great
Again you flatter me. Good, certainly useful, but great?? Lets not try to
set me alongside Alexander.
It may well be new, the class of projections that I call the graduated
equidistant projections. Probably not.
Without a doubt, for the special purpose of spatial distribution maps in
atlases and nature guidebooks.
, people will flock to is and use it routinely.
Flock away, Mike!
If is not a new projection
which may very well be the case.
and you are creating a new map
Now youre being silly. Did I say that I was creating a new map, or did I
merely suggest that data maps (as Ive narrowly defined them) are being
published on projections that dont make them very usable.
, choose the projection that you want.
Youre too generous.
As daan said, a cartographer chooses a projection to meet a certain need (or
a priority of needs).
Dont be offended, because I dont mean any offense by this, but your
statement quoted above is an inane, head-up-the-ass, truism.
Aside from that, maybe sometimes cartographers choose to meet a certain
need or priority of needs that is incompatible with the maps actual
purpose and use. As I said, maybe cartographers are conditioned to minimize
distortion, sometimes to the detriment of the maps usefulness for its
But I dont know that cartographers make the editorial decisions on what
projections to use in nature guidebooks and atlas spatial distribution maps.
I doubt that you are going to change the world of cartography
Mike, you flatter me again! I didnt set out to change the world of
cartography--but merely to mention to this list a questionable
by posting on one listServ.
As I said, maybe theres a chance that theres someone on this list who is
at least indirectly associated with someone who makes decisions about what
goes into an atlas or nature guidebook.
But I said what I said because I wanted to, not because I expected to change
the world of cartography.
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