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Default [DailyMail]Our maps are all WRONG: Graphic shows just how out oftouch the commonly used Mercator map really is

[DailyMail]Our maps are all WRONG: Graphic shows just how out of touch
the commonly used Mercator map really is
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6381437/Our-maps-WRONG-Graphic-shows-just-touch-common-world-map-really-is.html

It has long been known that many of the most popular maps of the globe
are wrong.

However, a new graphicshows exactly how wrong the commonly used Mercator
map is.

It reveals the huge imbalances in country sizes, with the popular
'globe' map showing North America and Russia are both larger than
Africa, when in reality Africa is three times bigger than North America
and significantly larger than Russia too.

These strange distortions have been laid bare by a climate data
scientist at theMet Office who has created a two dimensional
representation of what the world really looks like.

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