Flex Projector : too much fun!

Even though it’s been around for a while, I haven’t really looked at Flex Projector until earlier this week. But I got hooked instantly and am now trying to come up with a nice projection that looks good and has low distortion values. Ah, another proof I’m a map-geek I guess…

Flex Projector is an application developed by Bernhard Jenny (Institute of Cartography, ETH Zurich) and Tom Patterson (US National Park Service). It’s a freeware, cross-platform application for creating custom world map projections. The interface allows you to easily modify dozens of popular world map projections—the possibilities range from slight adjustments to making completely new projections.

So if you’re looking to develop your own map projection (you can have it named after you!) or just want to get a better understanding of how map projections work, give Flex Projector a try. Oh, and check out the other stuff Bernhard and Tom have done, it’s awesome!

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One Response to “Flex Projector : too much fun!”

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