World Map Proper Scale
The map was an attempt at a compromise between distorting the areas of continents and the angles of coordinate line.
World map proper scale. Gall peters projection throws schools into a spin this is the world map many of us grew up with. But a designer in japan has created a map that s so accurate it s almost as good as a globe and it s probably one of the best estimations you ll see of the real size of countries. When you picture a 2d representation of our world what do you see. Anderson oct 17 2018 22 28 pm updated.
I learned a lot by looking at it. Chances are you re probably thinking of the mercator map a standard type of projection that s been around since the late 16th century. Home design eye opening true size map shows the real size of countries on a global scale. The mercator projection the most commonly used global map projection has a pretty major drawback.
Should i really feel guilty peeing in the shower. A flattened world map showing all countries to proper scale. It was used by both rand mcnally and the national geographic society at one point. After a lifetime of being lied to by world maps redditor neilrkaye took matters into his own hands and designed a new global.
He s doing it again man i thought planet fitness was supposed to be a judgement free zone. The design called authagraph is so good it s took out japan s biggest design accolade the good design award in 2016. Landmasses that are closer to the poles look much bigger than they are in real life. The distortion is the result of the mercator map which was created.
By sara barnes on july 20 2016. World map with accurate sizes. For starters africa is way bigger than it looks and greenland isn t nearly so vast. Why every world map you re looking at is wrong.
New world map is a more accurate earth and shows africa s full size. In reality russia canada and antarctica are big but not that big. Created by artist and architect hajime. Mostly that everything i ve ever learned is a lie.
Earth 22 august 2018 by michael le page. Finally a truly to scale map of the world l v. A new kind of world map above has been developed that shows the true size of the. Thanks to gregg c who s convinced the world is a.
Jun 26 2019 14 03 pm. The robinson isn t as extreme however taking the form of a much more gentle oval. This is a map created by redditor neilrkaye that shows all the countries to proper scale. Africa china and india are distorted despite access to accurate satellite data.
True scale map of the world shows how big countries really are by aristos georgiou on 10 23 18 at 10 54 am edt a mosaic of world countries retaining their correct size and shape. This attempt at creating a faithful world map took a similar tack to the sinusoidal by pulling out the edges of the map to mimic a sphere. We all know most maps of the world aren t entirely accurate. October 19 2018.
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