14 September 2010

Inverted world

I have a map like this, made by a different company, but on the same principle, and I find it to be endlessly fascinating.  It is just as geographically valid, because only by convention do we put north at the top, and it just seems to alter my perspective of the planet.  (The way this is projected does of course distort/enlarge the polar regions, but that's not what I'm talking about).



  1. Canada, the land down under.

  2. What I find interesting about this map is that it's trying to make us think differently about the world but still uses the old and outdated projection of the globe that implies that North America is somehow the same size as, or indeed bigger than Africa.

  3. Note that the Southern Hemisphere is still shown as half the size of the Northern.


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