tabula novi orbis (mapping the new world)

17 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At The World Forever (Mercator you are a deceiver)


I am by no means a fan of Buzzfeed but this is a good article on the distortion that is created by the Mercator projection.  Mercator is great for navigation, that was it’s original purpose in the 1500’s.  Tell me what you think after you read the article.

Here is an excerpt from the article, hit the link to read more.

Historically it’s been very hard to represent a 3D planet on a 2D map. The Mercator projection was created as a way around this, but as the clever people show, all may not be as it seems…