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Why all world maps are wrong
Why all world maps are wrong
Why all world maps are wrong

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Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.

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Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW! Dr. Julian Bayliss' rainforest story: http://youtu.be/mni8mSS4KDU Cool video from CGPGrey: "How Many Countries Are There?" http://youtu.be/4AivEQmfPpk upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Upside-down-World-Map.jpg INTERACTIVE projection site: http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/transition/ Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/ Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/poly/puzzledrag.html xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/ Earth "live": http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth/live interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048 West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2dvERM Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/08/10/what-does-earth-look-like-from-mars/ Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20130722/ "look" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=look wave on a string simulation: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string Hi-res electromagnetic spectrum: http://www.zulyzami.com/dl16?display Earth under different light: http://orbitingfrog.com/2008/06/25/earth-and-friends-in-multiple-wavelengths/ Moon's shadow on Earth: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/11/04/solar_eclipse_november_solar_eclipse_pictures_and_videos.html Bad Astronomer on twitter: https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer Africa compared to big countries: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/africa.jpg Map projection info: http://usersguidetotheuniverse.com/?p=1734 http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/mapping/a_projections.html http://www.radicalcartography.net/?projectionref http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~jochen/gtech201/lectures/lec6concepts/map%20coordinate%20systems/how%20to%20choose%20a%20projection.htm http://education.nationalgeographic.co.uk/education/media/selecting-map-projection/?ar_a=1 http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj.html http://kartoweb.itc.nl/geometrics/map%20projections/mappro.html http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/gprojector/help/projections.html What we used to think Earth looked like from space: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/heres-what-we-thought-earth-would-look-like-from-space/ Earth is not a perfect sphere: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-is-not-round