Flattening Earth - An intro to projections

07-23-2020 03:47 PM
by Esri Regular Contributor
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Earth is round and there are globes in many classrooms. But when we talk about maps we are often talking about flat maps (either on paper or on a screen). How does something round become something flat? Grab an orange and explore projections!

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Our kids need GIS in their problem-solving toolboxes. I'm working to get digital maps into each K-12 classroom and the hands of each child. A long-time Esri employee, I've previously worked on Esri's mobile apps, focused on documentation and best practices. Out of the office I'm a runner often found on the trails or chasing my children.