- An excellent, quick overview of map projections and scale by Michael Pidwirny of UBC.
- And now that you appreciate something about the differences and history behind map projections, you may be amused as I am by this explanation by webcomic XKCD: What Your Favorite Map Projection Says About You. This makes me laugh every time I read it. Also: The bottom of the page has DETAILED explanations, and further links, for each projection! It's awesome and terrifying when people funnier than me are also smarter/better-informed than me.
- And because people won't stop mentioning it: The West Wing had an episode in which one of the sub-plots was a meeting with cartographers requesting that we stop using the Mercator projection. I don't love this as much as everyone else does, but here you go:
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