Monday, August 1, 2011

Immappancy and the true size of continents

This is an interesting link provided by Kelly. It refers to the distorted image of reality commonly used maps offer. Mercator´s projection is the most used map projection in Europe. It enlarges the size of the Northern hemisphere and it makes us think that the places we live in are bigger than they are. On the following links you can learn more about a phenomenon called "immappancy" and check an example of the real size of Africa, a continent that could include such big countries as the USA, India and China and the most part of Europe altogether: 

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