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How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think
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The Best Resources On Different Types Of Map Projections I’m teaching Geography again to English Language Learners, and though I’d pull together some accessible resources on the different kinds of map projections. You might also be interested in The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries. Here are my picks – contribute your own in the comments section: Your World Map is Hiding Something is a very useful interactive from Metrocosm which allows you – with a click of a button – to compare different kids of popular (and not-so-popular) world map projections. Here’s a lesson plan from National Geographic. This is a great video for Geography classes, BUT I wish the narrator didn’t talk so fast! Misleading maps and problematic projections is from The Economist. Related This Interactive Lets You Compare Different Types Of Map Projections June 19, 2016 In "social studies" The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography March 7, 2008 In "best of the year"

Après avoir vu ces 15 cartes, vous ne regarderez plus jamais le monde de la même façon La raison pour laquelle certains pays semblent plus gros ou plus petits que d’autres est le résultat de la projection de Mercator. En 1569, le cartographe flamand Gerardus Mercator a conçu une carte qui pouvait être utilisée pour la navigation, mais son système avait un inconvénient: il déformait la taille des objets selon leur position relative à l’Équateur. Pour montrer à quel point notre perception de la grosseur des pays est erronée, ipnoze s’est servi du site web thetruesize.com pour déplacer des territoires à différents endroits. Plus d’info: thetruesize.com | Source: BoredPanda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a photograph. All of these photo pairs are of the same object, but the changes in perspective can make them seem more or less grand. Show Full Text A change of perspective can change a lot, which applies just as much to photography as it does to anything else in life. Sure, the Brandenburg gate and Mount Rushmore are majestic when framed the right way, but they can look mundane when they aren’t the central focus of the photograph they’re in. Aside from the composition of these images, some of them also show just how misleading photography can be. Of course, not all of these photos reduce the landmarks’ grandeur. h/t: thepobv 1. Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Edward Ewert 2. Image credits: Amanda White Image credits: e-architect.co.uk 3. Image credits: Marvin Bartels 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Best Online Tools For Comparing The Physical Sizes Of Different Countries Photo credit Last week I published a popular post titled “The True Size Of” Is A Must-Use Site In Every Geography Class about a new site that lets you easily compare – accurately – the sizes of different countries. Reader John Padula then left a comment mentioning that there were also two similar sites, so I thought a short “Best” list would be in order. “If It Were My Home” is a site that I’ve previously written about: “If It Were My Home” is a neat interactive that compares the standard of living in the United States to any other country of your choice. I realized that it allowed you to compare statistics, but I didn’t realize, as John wrote, “if you allow it to determine your location, superimposes any region right on top of where you are. He also wrote about a site that was completely new to me called Comparea. You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures. Related The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011 -- So Far July 24, 2011

Top 10 des cartes pour se rendre compte de la VRAIE taille des pays, ça change tout Les Etats-Unis, la Chine et l'Inde par rapport à l'Afrique Oui, l'Antarctique c'est un peu grand France VS Royaume-Uni France VS Australie (tout de suite on fait moins les malins) L'Islande n'est pas bien grande par rapport à la France (mais c'est beau) On ne se rend pas compte comme ça que le Groenland est si grand Eh ouais Etats-Unis = Australie Et Etats-Unis = Une bonne partie de l'Europe La même pour la Russie Brésil VS Inde Bon, au cas où vous ne l'auriez pas compris, la France c'est vraiment minus minus. Pour bien te marrer, même en voyage, c'est Sokodo qu'il te faut. Sara Maria Forsberg loisti Ellenin show'ssa Sara Maria Forsberg esiintyi Ellen DeGeneresin ohjelmassa rentona ja hyväntuulisena. Ellen ja kielinainen pelasivat arvausleikkiä. KUVAKAAPPAUS/THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW Yhdysvaltain suosituimpiin keskusteluohjelmiin lukeutuvassa Ellen DeGeneres Show’ssa nähtiin maanantaina suomalaisvieras, kun kielinaisena paremmin tunnettu Sara Maria Forsberg istuutui Ellenin sohvalle. Rennosti esiintyneen Forsbergin osuus ladattiin ohjelman virallisille sivuille jo ennen sen varsinaista esitystä, Suomen aikaa maanantaina alkuillasta. Ellen esitteli Forsbergin yleisölleen näyttämällä hänen YouTubeen lataamastaan videosta otteen. Haastattelun alussa Ellen tiedusteli Forsbergiltä hänen asuinpaikkaansa. – Tulen pienestä kaupungistä nimeltä Pietarsaari. Keskustelu eteni kielinaisen yli 10 miljoonaa katsojaa keränneeseen hittivideoon, jolla hän puhuu siansaksaa eri maiden murteilla. Pian Ellen pyysi vierastaan pelaamaan peliä, jossa juontajan tulisi arvata, mitä kieltä Forsberg esittää puhuvansa.

24 hours of global air traffic in 4 seconds On an average day, there are roughly 90,000 commercial flights around the world. This stunning animated map displays them all in 4 seconds. Every plane flight in the world over 24 hours This incredible map was made way back in 2008 by Dr. The fact that they made the map back in 2008, when web mapping was still in its infancy, makes it all the more impressive. You can view the original version of the map, which is quite a bit slower than the one above, on Youtube. If you’d like to see some other work by the team, check out their “Blue Marble” video series, which is also very well done. H/T Wired My latest project, Elementus, aims to bring transparency to the cryptocurrency market. Follow Metrocosm Related Every Plane Flight in the World Over One Year [Animated Map] One Year of Global Air Traffic (Full Screen Version) Select a country to view only that country's incoming and outgoing air traffic. March 1, 2017 In "Transportation" June 11, 2016 In "Environment"

ATLAS HISTORIQUE - Cartographie & histoire Your World Map is Hiding Something Take a look at a map of the world. If it looks like this one, as most do, you will see that Alaska appears larger than Mexico and that Greenland looks about the same size as Africa. In reality, Mexico is larger than Alaska and Africa is about 14x the size of Greenland. The maps below show how their true sizes compare (images from The True Size Of). The “normal” world map is actually very strange Because the world is a sphere, it is impossible to draw it on a flat surface without distorting it in some way. This particular map uses the Mercator projection, the most popular map projection today and almost certainly the one you are most familiar with. In addition to the distorted sizes mentioned above, the Mercator projection has several other odd features. If you haven’t done so already… press the button below the map to “unclip” the bottom and see what’s there As you move further down the map, the terrain begins to zoom in closer. In theory, the Mercator projection continues on to infinity.

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