Quick rant about map projections for important presentations...
...when presenting to a national audience, at the white house, try to use something other than GCS.
Below is a screen grab from Jack Dangermond's recent speech at the White House about their climate data initiatives (pretty cool). But the opening map of the US looked awful. I'm sure this only matters to cartographers and geographers, but I would have thought that included Jack and Esri.
I mocked up the layout Esri brought with what it could have looked like with just 3 extra minutes work on the various projections (becasue the screenshot is hard to see).
On top of the lack of a projection, I think the image was stretched which made it even worse.
ESRI_US_WHmap.jpg 101.67KB 6 downloads
ESRI_US_GCS.jpg 67.25KB 4 downloads
ESRI_US_Proj.jpg 69.62KB 3 downloads