Web Site: Maps that will change how you see the world
About this site / Ideas for this site
The world is round and a map is flat and projections can be distorted. The commonly-used Mercator projection distorts the size of Europe and is Northern-hemisphere centric. The Peters projection accurately shows different countries’ relative sizes.
- Look at the different maps on this website
- Discuss how they make people feel and why?
- Is the map of the world we see all the time the right one?
- Why are maps important?