12 Maps That Will Change Your Understanding of the World Forever

12 Maps That Will Change Your Understanding of the World Forever
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After You’ve Seen These Maps, Your Image of the World Will Never Be the Same Again!

We found out a lot of fascinating new things here. Take a look, and see for yourself.

1) The true size of Greenland

Let’s first take a look at Greenland. A very large country, right? Almost as big as the entire continent of South America.

But when its position is shifted to the same latitude of the USA, it’s clear that Greenland is nowhere near as big as we thought. And when moved still further to the equator, we can see that it’s nothing special compared to other islands.

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3 comments

  1. You should use a equal-area projection to compare land mass. Despite that comparing land mass in squarekilometres makes more sense.

  2. what kind of CRS or Map projection has been used here ?

    • I have the same question. People who know about projections know that a mercator projections makes Greenland look much bigger than it really is, but Greenland in that projection looks even bigger than in a mercator. What’s going on here?

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