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by xteuk
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"
Replies: 58
Views: 2522

Re: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"

It's an algorithm that tries to detect what parts of an image are important detailed elements that should stay about the same size, and irrelevant background elements that can be shrunk away without losing much detail. When applied to the world map, it identifies Africa as being important detail (b...
by xteuk
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"
Replies: 58
Views: 2522

Re: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"

I don't get it, maybe because english is not my primary language. Just what is used to resize each country ?? I'm not asking about the tool, it's photoshop, ok. I'm guessing some kind of numeric quantity is "weighting" countries, but can't understand which... (maybe just "none" ??)

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