Maps and Not Maps

We’ve been discussing maps and are interested in very different ways of projecting the world.  This video has some level of our discussion.  It is just interesting.

We have an old 1952 aviation map that is shaped like a butterfly and is Artic Centered.  It has caused us to debate how many countries/continents can fit into Africa.  It is wayyyyyy larger than it appears on a traditional map.  Check out the Robinson Projection of the world which place the equator (not Europe) in the middle or the Fuller Projection which cuts the world into diamonds like a partially unstitched ball.

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