Why all world maps are wrong

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0 1. Thanny commented 16 days ago

In the GIS world, nobody cares about a projection that does the entire planet. You work on a region, and in that region, there's usually a projection that's best based on the size and shape of the extent. For example, if you want to preserve area while maintaining very good shape with the United States, you'll use an Albers conic projection with parallels roughly in line with the top and bottom of the contiguous states. The further you drill down, the better match you can get between projection and real surface.
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0 2. Judge-Jake commented 15 days ago

I don't get it, the world is real and I know it's not a perfect sphere but why can't we miniaturise it down to any size and it all be exactly in proportion? 8-)