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yall ever heard of the spilhaus projection aka the fish map aka the best map ever?? it shows the ocean as it truly is, one large connected body of water.

the spilhaus ocean projection used to show locations of known hydrothermal vents

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@swirlz

I love this!!! I love maps, but I've never seen a non-human-centric one :D

@swirlz The Gulf of Mexico appears twice and that bothers me.

@swirlz
Yes, but never seen it in use. I see little value in it given that it doesn't preserve any useful properties (neither angles, areas or distances are preserved, nor is the scale constant).

@0 i literally linked an article talking about some uses underneath this lol im so sorry its not useful to you personally

@swirlz

Can you repost that link? It doesn't seem to have made it to my instance.

I'm curious as to what possible uses it might have, other than as a novelty projection (which nowadays anybody can do with little more than #Inkscape and some patience, or #GMT for more professional occasions).

@swirlz It's good to know the planet's surface can be presented as one of the islands of Britain.

@swirlz looks nice if you're navigating the sea. Less so if you're navigating.. say Russia..

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