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I found this while looking for my next cartographic thrill:

Doobybrain site
Here & There Horizonless Map Site

Anyone brave enough to give it a bash :lol: - it looks amazing. It's a pity the shop is currently shut on the site because £40/€45/$65 for the set seems like a bargain to me!

Some videos of the projection in action:

GPS video
Distortion video

Google should take some cues here and figure out a way to make Google Maps display in this sort of fashion.

I think it would be interesting to see Google Earth projected on the inside of a globe as opposed to the outside ... anyone tried anything like this before?

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I had seen that a while ago and lost the reference. It is very cool.
Thanks for posting it Pete.
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I found this while looking for my next cartographic thrill:

Doobybrain site
Here & There Horizonless Map Site

Anyone brave enough to give it a bash :lol: - it looks amazing. It's a pity the shop is currently shut on the site because £40/€45/$65 for the set seems like a bargain to me!

Some videos of the projection in action:

GPS video
Distortion video

Google should take some cues here and figure out a way to make Google Maps display in this sort of fashion.

I think it would be interesting to see Google Earth projected on the inside of a globe as opposed to the outside ... anyone tried anything like this before?


That was done over a hundred years ago, Pete. See the following link:

http://www.cartotalk...&...ost&p=36804



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That was done over a hundred years ago, Pete. See the following link:

http://www.cartotalk...&...ost&p=36804


Over 100 years ago? Dammit, there really is nothing new under the sun, is there :lol: ?!

I think you've provided me with my lunchtime reading material for the next month or so ... some of those links are absolutely fascinating ... and quite bonkers!

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I should have remembered this - I saw it in an episode of QI a while ago :rolleyes: !

Wyld's Great Globe

Mapparium

Beware the man that gleans his knowledge from quiz shows and bolsters it with references to Wikipedia :lol: !

Wyld's globe must have been one hell of a sight when it was unveiled and if I ever get to Boston the Mapparium is going to the top of the itinerary!




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