Visualizing (once again) Mercator’s distortion effect. ➖ The Earth is round, and maps are flat. While we have may mapped nearly every inch of our world, figuring out how to translate that information from three dimensions to two remains a problem. ➖ A lot of maps use the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of countries closer to the poles. An online puzzle reveals just how deceptive—or at least confusing—these maps can be about the actual size of different countries on Earth, by asking you to match the outlines of 15 landmasses to the appropriate country. The trick is that as you move these outlines north and south, they grow dramatically larger and smaller. If you've never realized that seemingly massive Greenland is actually smaller than Australia, go ahead—blow your mind. ➖ Mercator puzzle: https://bramus.github.io/mercator-puzzle-redux/ Compare outlines: thetruesize.com, mapfrappe.com ➖ Like my posts? A map a day is made possible by lots of coffee. Buy me a cup here: ko-fi.com/amapaday (clickable link in my bio) ➖ #map#maps#cartography#geography#topography#mapping#mappe#carte#mapa#karta#projection#mapprojection#distort#distortion#mercator#shape#size#area#compare#visual#visualization#puzzle#australia#animation
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