Here’s another interesting map fact that’s been my obsession for the day:
So if these southern hemisphere continents are so big, how come they look so small on every map I look at?
Well, it was explained years ago on “The West Wing.”
Here’s the map that freaked C.J. out (click to enlarge):
Technically, there is no reason why this map is unacceptable. There is no up or down in space (I learned that in “Ender’s Game“). Had the first exploration maps come from the southern hemisphere, this is how they would have been drawn. The North here is pretty squished. The South has plenty of room.
It’s an interesting perspective.
- Incredible NASA “Wind Map” Says Southern Hemisphere Safe from Fukushima Fallout (b4inmain.wordpress.com)
- 11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World (businessinsider.com)
- Map Overlays Show How Big Countries Are Compared to One Another (laughingsquid.com)
- Every World Map You’ve Ever Looked At Is Wrong (buzzfeed.com)