Mapping our world
Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:21 PM
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...)
Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:51 PM
and that the former is "truer"... *sigh*
At least they don't say it's "more acurate".
Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:33 AM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:05 AM
Well - they do have a point, that it is equal-area, and it is good to present different views and alternatives!
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.
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