Is the Earth/Map Projections concept still relevant

Discussion created by thiru123 on Feb 5, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2018 by thiru123

As I was explaining to someone the concept of map projections (i.e., the act of projecting the earth sphere on to a flat sphere), I wondered this myself.


Considering now that devices are able to capture and represent the 3D shape of the Earth more accurately, how relevant is the map projections relevant.


The map projections could be used only when printing maps on to a flat paper.


Keen to hear from others.


Thanks, Thiru