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Old 01-20-2020, 01:12 PM
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As you see from all the replies - the main question is - what is important in this map?
Does it have to have exact (as exact as possible) area? Distances? Compass angles?
Or is it just for comparison or demonstration - "here is beer consumption by county" - so it just has to be recognizably shaped so people can identify regions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections
My suggestion to use suitably scaled lat.,long as x,y is the first projection on this list - equirectangular. One-degree lines are squares, which approximately matches reality near the equator.
The only alteration I have suggested was using 37.5 Lat as the baseline rather than the equator, and scale appropriately.