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Capability: Reproject map tile data into a new projection or globe view #3

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prushforth opened this issue Dec 12, 2018 · 1 comment
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discussion: capability a specific capability or feature: should it be included? what details? should it be a requirement? section: map viewer Capabilities & use cases for declarative map viewer widgets status: placeholder there's a matching section heading / some text in the report, but it's far from complete

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@prushforth prushforth commented Dec 12, 2018

This issue is for discussion of the map viewer capability "Reproject map tile data into a new projection or globe view".


Globes work around some of the limitations of planar map projections, by portraying spatial information on a rendered spheroid. This technique is becoming commonplace, and serves Web mapping quite well in that it allows specific areas of the Earth to be portrayed without necessarily developing custom projections for them, especially polar areas.

Furthermore, globes are an appropriate abstraction for rendering and perhaps more importantly, analysis of global phenomena such as climate change. As such it would be excellent to enable globes as a "projection" within the proposed solution(s).

@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR added the discussion: capability a specific capability or feature: should it be included? what details? should it be a requirement? label Apr 18, 2019
@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR changed the title Add globes as a rendering option Capability: Render maps as a globe Apr 18, 2019
@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR added the status: suggestion this issue discusses a suggested addition to the report, that is not yet in the draft label Apr 20, 2019
@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR changed the title Capability: Render maps as a globe Capability: Render maps as a globe or other non-Mercator projection May 26, 2019
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@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR commented May 26, 2019

As I suggested in #14, I think it makes sense to discuss this capability more generally as re-projecting maps into different projections than how the image tiles are initially defined.

@AmeliaBR AmeliaBR added section: map viewer Capabilities & use cases for declarative map viewer widgets status: placeholder there's a matching section heading / some text in the report, but it's far from complete and removed status: suggestion this issue discusses a suggested addition to the report, that is not yet in the draft labels May 26, 2019
AmeliaBR pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jul 12, 2019
@prushforth prushforth changed the title Capability: Render maps as a globe or other non-Mercator projection Capability: Reproject map tile data into a new projection or globe view Sep 13, 2019
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discussion: capability a specific capability or feature: should it be included? what details? should it be a requirement? section: map viewer Capabilities & use cases for declarative map viewer widgets status: placeholder there's a matching section heading / some text in the report, but it's far from complete
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