Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Map Projections

This is why I like this blog.  I received it from a reader of it and now get to share this video with you and with my students tomorrow.  Above is a three minute clip from the West Wing that explains why the Mercator is not as good a map as Peterson's and why we do not need to have Europe dead in the center.  It is entertaining and will change the way students look at maps and help you teach map projections. 

1 comment:

Bennett said...

Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to use it tomorrow. And thanks for the tip on downloading YouTubes. Never a worry about whether the internet will be down when I want to show a YouTube