Friday, March 3, 2017

The World Map Without Distortions

The maps we have become accustomed to are based on a map first produced in the 1600s. These maps are not accurate in their representations of the comparative square miles of the different regions. For example, Europe is shown as being larger in size than South America. Yet Europe is 3.8 million square miles whereas South America is 6.9 Square miles.

Another example is a comparison of the land masses above and below the equator. The regions above the equator are shown as larger, yet the regions below the equator cover 38.6 square miles, whereas the regions above the equator cover only 18.9 square miles.

Watch this video to see what the map of the world should look like.

Related:  Why the Maps You See Are Wrong; Renaissance Mapmaker Was a Mastermind and a Copycat; How Globes Were Made in the 1950s; A Brief History of Globe Making

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