14 February 2006

What Is Big and Small In The World?

The Gall-Peters Projection shown above, courtesy Wikipedia, accurately shows the relative area of different parts of the world. In contrast, the more common Mercator projection distorts areas, making places like the U.S., Greenland and Europe look overly large, and making Africa look about thirteen times smaller than it really is in relation to other land areas.

Via Daily Kos diarist Devilstower.

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