Never trust a map

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+9 1. creepylonghair commented 9 years ago

never trust a satnav either :)
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+10 2. Geekster (admin) commented 9 years ago

And of course, NEVER trust Apple maps :x
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+10 3. kolorotur commented 9 years ago

Don't they teach this stuff in schools anymore?
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+7 4. Klemm commented 9 years ago

I dunno.. none of the big "revelations" clicked for me. I guess i had too many globes.
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+5 5. mwak commented 9 years ago

#3 my daughter is just beginning her elementary geography course and they are teach about the different types of projections. So hopefully they will be able to trust a map :P
A video explaining why a projection deforms the distances or why is there true north vs magnetic north or again the different systems of coordinates to counter those deformations would have been nicer :)
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-6 6. GhostInShell commented 9 years ago

what cucu with a tin foil hat made this? nothing informative what so ever and nothing most knew from the past 50+ years...
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+4 7. kirkelicious commented 9 years ago

We might all know that a projection of a spherical plane to a flat one comes with distortions. However, we are so used to the Robinson-projection of the earth, that it influences our perception. I enjoy a little reminder of how relations really are.
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0 8. bimble commented 9 years ago

Maps are distorted?? Can it be true? But I thought they were Topographically correct!
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+1 9. Vaypay commented 9 years ago

Have a look at the Peters projection world map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall%E2%80%93Peters_projection
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0 10. YoArgentino commented 8 years ago

The Earth is round?!
No way!