Get to Know a Projection: The Space-Oblique Mercator | Science Blogs | WIRED

Every map of the Earth (or any spherical body, for that matter) is a balance between preserving distance, shape, or direction. While most maps are built from information captured on the ground, the proliferation of aerial and space-based platforms introduces a new set of problems – primarily the movement of those platforms and distortions introduced by their sensors during data capture. 

This article introduces John Snyder, the man responsible for the Space-Oblique Projection – the first projection for converting LandSat data into a mappable form.

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