I have a beginners question about geo projections, I hoped I could get some help with
I’m trying to emulate the projection used in this map: http://www.maps-of-the-world.net/maps/maps-of-europe/large-detailed-political-map-of-Europe-with-capitals-and-major-cities-2008.jpg, and currently have the following:
The map itself says it uses the Lambert Conformal Conic projection with standard parallels 40N and 68N, but if I use
d3.geoConicConformal().parallels([40, 68]), it doesn’t match up exactly. The map still have to be rotated a bit.
Is this because I’m misunderstanding the projection? I would think “Lam. Conf. Conic” + the standard parallels fully specifies the projection. Is this correct and did the map-makers simply rotate afterwards? (I’m able to “manually” rotate the thing together, but that doesn’t feel right.)
I’m also unsure whether I should be using the projection’s