The Preamble

The short story:

  1. I’m on holiday.
  2. Maps are cool.
  3. For more, read my first post of 2015: 2015, and Mapping The Way Forward.

The trouble with taking a sphere/globe and flattening it does cause some perspective issues. I am given to understand that this is very upsetting to geographers. And there is this Peters World Map that attempts to correct our land allocation story. Here it is:

Thanks this website
Thanks this website

And just to give you some idea of how that looks compared to our standard representation:

And again
And again

Which does explain why everything in Europe feels like it’s so much closer together than places in Southern Africa.

It’s because it actually is.

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