Accurate Map Of Earth
In 1999 japanese architect hajime narukawa tackled the century old challenge of how to accurately draw an oblate spheroid earth on a flat plane with the authagraph world map.
Accurate map of earth. This thread is archived. The authagraph world map which frames the world s physical components in a 2d rectangle won the 2016 good design grand award in japan. For starters africa is way bigger than it looks and greenland isn t nearly so vast. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.
Japanese architect hajime narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries old problem how to draw an oblate spheroid earth on a flat plane. It s inventor fuller has claimed it was more accurate than other projection. Named the authagraphic map this. The map was made by a german cartographer living in florence and reflects the latest theories about the form of the world and the most accurate ways of portraying it on a flat surface what is.
The mercator projection map is the most popular but it is also riddled with inaccuracies. 11 points 3 years ago. Some were made for specific purposes while others just tried to find the cartographic sweet spot. A more accurate map of the world.
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Areas like greenland antarctica and africa are all distorted on traditional mercator maps because it s difficult if not impossible to replicate the globe in two dimensions. 2 accurate can be an ill defined word when speaking about projection. There have been numerous attempts to right this wrong ever since but a new map by tokyo based artist and architect hajime narukawa is definitely the best yet. No accurate maps for centuries cartographers have made numerous attempts to account for the inconsistency.
Posted by 3 years ago. Previously known as flash earth. He claims the above map called the authagraph world map achieves this task. 1 more accurate than what.
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