7 maps that will change how you see the world
A Japanese architect has won a prestigious award for creating a new map, because it shows the world as it really is. The AuthaGraph World Map angles continents in order to show their true distance from one another. Hajime Narukawa won the Good Design Award, beating over 1,000 entries in a variety of categories. “The AuthaGraph World Map provides an advanced precise perspective of our planet,” explain the organizers of the award. Not only that, but the map can then be transformed into a globe. Why is this news? Ever since we first set sail to explore the world, humans have wanted to record what they saw and experienced. The map we are used to seeing depicts the world as flat, but it distorts the sizes of the continents, as this interactive map shows. For example, this still from the interactive map depicts the United States of America superimposed onto Brazil, and shows that the US barely covers it. Africa is a lot bigger than we think It’s a similar story with the African continent.
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