Monday, November 1, 2010

The world how it really is. (almost)

This is the Gall-Peters projection map. Its a "flat" map of the globe that doesn't distort the actual sizes of the continents as much as the more widely used Mercator map. Notice how much bigger Africa is and how much smaller Europe and North America are than we are used to seeing. Geometry dictates that no flat map of a sphere is every going to be perfect, but thats not to use something better if we have it. And the Peters map is better.