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Map Projection with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg40284] Map Projection with Mathematica
  • From: "Thiery Balser" <thiery.balser at>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 05:20:46 -0500 (EST)
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First of all my English quite bad, so I'm sorry for any possible mistakes.

I'm wondering whether there's a smart way to do map projections with

To be more precise:
I want sort of a globe (including for instance continents) apply a map to
this and then see the image under the transformation / projection.

So my problems are basically the following:

1)How can I get a globe into Mathematica? Meaning a bunch of functions that
sort of 'draw' a globe? Is there any predefined thing? So that the only
thing I'd have to do is to compose the functions 'drawing the globe' with my
projective map.

I know that mathematica comes along with the package `WorldPlot. So is there
anyway to access the data they're using there? They even got some different
projections options but the point is that I want to do in on my own.

Has anyone got experience in this?

Any hints, links or whatsoever highly appreciated,


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