The Map Room posted about a great site this morning called Map Projection Pages. I spent much of my undergraduate work in Geography researching projections and I’ve always found them and their history very interesting. Ask any cartography and they’ll always be willing to argue which projection is the best. Anyway, Map Projection Pages is an introduction to cartography emphasizing map projections: their properties, applications and basic mathematics.
What is my favorite projection? All things equal its Robinson, but usually I pick the projection that best matches what I am trying to emphasis.