The World From Above

Hey, this is how you earthlings look from above. Whenever I come here on a mission from my native Planet Anchor, this is the sight that awaits me. In 1879 a fellow ufonaut called Charles Sanders Peirce developed a conformal map projection of this magnificient site, with the distinctive property that it can be tiled ad infinitum on the plane, with edge-crossings being completely smooth except for four singular points per tile. Typically the projection is oriented such that the north pole lies at the center. Earthlings, zoom and look up!

world from above
Peirce quincuncial projection of the world. The red equator is a square whose corners are the only four points on the map at which the projection fails to be conformal. Image credit: Wikipedia


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