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All maps are lies... then using a Mercator projection to show the areas of countries that seem the same size can be wildly different :rolleyes:

 

Oh, and the image at the top of the article, with the Canadian flag stuck in to a globe, that's the old Oolaalaa globe I did the maps for :D


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The line at the end should be "learn to read a map" (the fact that maps distort has nothing to do with deceit). The cynic in me wants to say that videos like this are the result of continuing growth in map makers and users who don't have a grounding in geography or cartography who then discover that there are issues with maps (oh look I did say it).

 

It was a good video though, nice production and shows off the issues of area distortion pretty well.


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Speaking of lies, when they show that rotating globe, it's spinning the wrong way :rolleyes:


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Ha~~

 

very interesting  :D






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