Thursday, September 10, 2015

Geodetic Nerdiness In A Video

Do you realize how tiny Greenland really is? The most common type of map hugely distorts its true size, as this GIF by Tom Phillips shows. It starts showing how Greenland looks on a Mercator projection, but then Phillips drags the shape down to reveal Greenland's true size.

Ironic how all the largest countries also look even bigger due to Mercator projection.  People who study geodetic science make me look cool.

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