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The Big questions in life   General Confusion

Started 8/17/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 27363 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jun-11

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Why is the map of the world wrong?


Wrong


World Map HD Picture, World Map HD Image

Right


World Maps | Maps of all countries, cities and regions of The World


slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-5

Area preserving projections of the surface of a sphere onto a plane will also tend to be population preserving projections. 

 It is not surprising at the Peters projection better represents population density.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall–Peters_projection

  • Edited August 5, 2020 7:39 pm  by  slackerx
slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-5

Incidentally, the mathematics of the Peter's projection is the same mathematics that makes it possible to ride a tricycle with square wheels on a bumpy road. 

Square-Wheeled Tricycle

The Texas A&M Physics Department's square -wheeled trike, built by the machine shop. The trike rides on a road of repeated pieces of an inverted catenary.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-5

  • Edited August 5, 2020 7:51 pm  by  slackerx
CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

Aug-5

I'd love to see a world map inverted, or at least with the southern hemisphere accentuated and highlighted, so we could see the regions not usually depicted. I mean, the early navigators managed to get around both South America and Africa, but world maps don't even give Antarctica hardly a blip.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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Unfortunately it is still wrong, and completely out of proportion.  Greenland is still way too large.


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This one is better.

world map - peters projection - upside down | Uploaded with … | Flickr

CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

Aug-6

Wow! Thanks, it saved me from retrieving and lifting two pound books, and dusting them off.

I always thought that information is too North Hemisphere influenced. Glad you can give a scope from your side of the world.

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