Saturday, August 13, 2016
The true size of...
Mercator projection for maps of the world. A web site I just found helps anyone understand the relative size of countries through a simple technique: you drag the map of one country to superimpose it upon another. The projection is automatically corrected. The image at the right is from this web site; it shows the country of Estonia (a place I'm very familiar with) superimposed on a map of Utah (a place I'm even more familiar with). If you were to look at Utah and Estonia on a standard (Mercator projection) world map, you might think they were of similar size!
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