Animating the mercator projection so countries and territories are correct size and shape in relation to each other. #dataviz #30Daymapchallenge #worldisnotflat #day28
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Replying to @neilrkaye @samswey
Wait. What? Really? So we've been lied to all our lives, again?

Nov 29, 2021 路 12:50 AM UTC

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"lied to" is a bit much - they are map-projections, and since there's no way to show a true map (Imagine flattening a rounded orange-peel into a perfect rectangle. Can't be done), some projections become more used than others. Mercator is a commonly used one.
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You have a point. What I should have said is that I don't believe there could be any more important comparison of continents than their relative size to one another. This is what we want to know when we look at a map.
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