Loxodromes and Geodesics: Interesting distortions

I am taking a class on projections as part of an elective at the University of Redlands MS GIS program and I thought I would share some projections that created interesting distortions to loxodromic (rhumb lines) lines and geodesics (great circles). The projections themselves create interesting distortions on the shapes/areas of countries and continents of the world.

Loxodromic lines in magenta, Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue. Let me know what you think

-geoidNico

Loxodromic lines in magenta,  Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
Loxodromic lines in magenta, Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
Loxodromic lines in magenta,  Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
Loxodromic lines in magenta, Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
Loxodromic lines in magenta,  Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
Loxodromic lines in magenta, Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue
azimuthal equidistant projection
Loxodromic lines in magenta, Geodesic (great circle) lines in navy blue, straight lines in light blue

geoidnico

We are living in a world where your "geo-id" is often more useful than your given name. We live on a geoid. We are open to open discussion, the more open the broader the potential for all of us to learn something.

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