A few years ago, I put together a cartographic mixtape called “The Purple Mixtape: Mapbox Studio Sessions”. A play on the legendary cassette version of Raekwon the Chef’s “Only Built for Cuban Linx”. One of the tracks/maps focused on a map I had recently purchased from a vintage shop, and old classroom style map. I called it Back to School
Since I started using ArcGIS Pro, and learning it can create vector tiles in any projection, I wanted to go back to “Back To School” and recreate the map in its native projection, Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area.
This was a fairly easy task involving creating a zoom scheme, and vector tile index using the custom projection for each. After the tiles were published, I had to clean-up a few label issues, but overall they came out pretty clean.
Check out Back 2 School 2: Projection Boogaloo in all its equal area glory!