Monday, March 13, 2017

New World Map the Most Accurate

The Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have resolved the centuries-old problem of how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane. This is the map of the world that Narukawa produced. It looks very different from the version produced by Gerardus Mercator in the 16th century. Mercator devised a map with straight lines of longitude and latitude which helped in sea navigation.

AuthaGraph World Map

Unlike the traditional Mercator map, which overstates the size of Greenland and Europe and minimizes that of Africa and South America, the AuthaGraph World Map retains parity of area to a 3D projection.

Go here to read how Narukawa achieved this more realistic map of the world. 

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