Comparing Map Projections

ArcGIS enables users to modify the map projection system, allowing for a comparison of two or more projections.  Here the Aitoff and Cube projections are compared.

A low-tech way to explore projections is by mapping the globe on an orange and pealing it!  Here’s one example of a unique projection system:

Whenever Valentine’s Day approaches, I love to visualize and explore the Bonne projection. A comparison of Bonne and Berghaus Star projections is shown below.