Monday, 4 July 2016

Why The Most Popular Map Of The World Is Incredibly Inaccurate

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The most common global map in the world is the Mercator projection. It's used everywhere from classrooms to Google Maps. But because it tries to take a round object and make it flat, it is also incredibly misleading.

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Anonymous said...

The mercartor map has one advantage: it peserves the angles, i.e. you can use a mercartor projection map to navigate very easily. This is not possible with all other types of maps.
Thus i still prefer mercartor maps over all other types of map projections.