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Visualizing Indieprojector (AxisMaps)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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[Editor's note: IndieProjector lets users approach map projection as a Web 2.0 task. Anyone can upload data and reproject into a number of useful presets. This visualization shows the geographies popular with users, their data coverage. Most users are mapping the US and parts there of. But a few things stand out to me. Iran, a couple places in Africa, and the surprising number of people who think the world ends at the Rio de la Plata, Capetown, Melbourne, and Fairbanks. Are people using a cylindrical projection for their world maps, ahem, and it's just getting too tall for the page? None the less, a neat tool. Keep up the good work!]

Republished from IndieMapper / AxisMaps.

After a few months of indieprojector, we thought it’d be interesting to see how it’s being used. Two questions sounded particularly fun to visualize: what geographic areas being mapped with indieprojector, and what projections are the most/least popular? So I grabbed some data and generated some maps, which Mark turned into snazzy visualizations.

Continue reading at IndieMapper . . .