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I found this as I did some research this morning. Quite cool flash lessons (not always super-intuitive, if you ask me, on where to click). There is apparently also a book. The title kind of sounded familar, and I found out why - there is an ESRI press book with the same name...

Mapping Our World

Interesting note - this resource makes quite a lot of use of the Gall-Peters projection, and it teaches the kids about how bad the Mercator projection is, and that the former is "truer"... *sigh*

(see separate thread about that discussion...)
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and that the former is "truer"... *sigh*


At least they don't say it's "more acurate". :lol:

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Well - they do have a point, that it is equal-area, and it is good to present different views and alternatives!
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Or at least the didn't say it was "acurater" :)

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Well - they do have a point, that it is equal-area, and it is good to present different views and alternatives!


Oh, agreed...

Though as you suggest it seems odd to claim that G-P is somehow "truer". One wonders if there might be a whole generation of children who will grow up thinking that South American is tall and skinny. :blink:




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