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The image looks identical to the stereographic projection. That cannot be right. Can anyone fix this (or use the images from the German wikipedia which are correct. :-) --188.8.131.52 16:14, 8 November 2005 (UTC) (de:Benutzer:RokerHRO)
Look close; they're different. And the images are from the USGS, so they're accurate. – Quadell(talk) (bounties) 16:47, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
Okay I see. You're right. Thats because the images only show half of the earth sphere. So the differences between stereographic and azimuthal-equidistant projection are hardly to see. My images show the whole earth and so they show a significant distorsion near the border. This distorsion I missed at the USGS images. :-) --184.108.40.206 16:31, 1 December 2005 (UTC) (de:Benutzer:RokerHRO)
I think a UN logo would be a good addition. I don’t favor the overlay; that would probably confuse most readers even if its intent is to point out a misconstruction of the projection. Strebe (talk) 23:48, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
I will be replacing images on the various map projection pages. Presently many are on a satellite composite image from NASA that, while realistic, poorly demonstrates the projections because of dark color and low contrast. I have created a stylization of the same data with much brighter water areas and a light graticule to contrast. See the thumbnail of the example from another article. Some images on some pages are acceptable but differ stylistically from most articles; I will replace these also.
The images will be high resolution and antialiased, with 15° graticules for world projections, red, translucent equator, red tropics, and blue polar circles.
Please discuss agreement or objections over here (not this page). I intend to start these replacements on 13 August. Thank you. Strebe (talk) 22:35, 6 August 2011 (UTC)