Animated map projections

Vox.com has a new video talking about map projections:

Nothing new here in terms of the history, but their animated transitions between different map projections are really cool. They were rendered using the d3-geo-projection plugin of the dataviz library D3.js by its author Mike Bostock. Compared to gmt, which I’ve blogged about before, there are more classes of projections available if you use the plugin, and it’s designed for web and interactive content, whereas gmt is still very much oriented towards print (Postscript files!) and static images. It’s also more accessible for casual audiences because no special software has to be installed – all modern web browsers support Javascript. Maybe I could reimplement my lantern globe project in D3.js …

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