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Strange Maps: Planet Berlin & Cartography’s Original Sin

October 19, 2010
Frankglobe

 

Maps are two parts truth, one part lie. They ignore one of the world’s three dimensions so they can squeeze the other two onto a flat surface. These projections mess up the shape and size of the area depicted. Distortions of this sort plague all maps, but are more noticeable on larger ones. Most of all, of course, on world maps.

 

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