All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.

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  1. I LOVE this post! I am a designer at a human development nonprofit with beneficiaries all over the world. We have had many discussions about map projections and we always want to use the Gall-Peters projection which is more accurate (read: doesn’t make Africa seem “less important” by making it artificially smaller in proportion to other continents). Somehow, we generally default to Mercator anyway because it’s more “pleasing” to us based on what we’ve become accustomed to. Interesting stuff!