How different map projection distort the globe

 

The most famous map projections are the Mercator. The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1569). The Mercator projection distorts the size of objects as the latitude increases from the Equator to the poles.

World Mercator projection with the country going to true size

World Mercator projection with the country going to true size

World Mercator projection with true country size added

Benjamin has created one of the most unusual map projection which has been optimized to show the track of the route of the Beagle during Charles Darwin’s famous voyage (1831 – 1836).

Via observablehq.com

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