Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Maps that lie?

[Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes]
[Mood: Shocked!]


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-sideshow/maps-are-lying-to-you-140740920.html

Here's an example that illustrates the ideas I explored in my previous post on knowing and believing.


Now, here's an example of the Gall-Peters projection, also mentioned in the clip:


 Who knew!

3 comments:

  1. Have you ever seen these? http://www.flourish.org/upsidedownmap/

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  2. No, thanks for sharing... I need an upside down map for my wall now :) I have a plastic globe and Africa looks much bigger on it than it does on regular maps.

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  3. Great upside down maps sold in New Zealand

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