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Friday, January 20, 2012

mapping the territory:

Worldcentric: upside down and Peters' map

It needn't be a Eurocentric world

McArthur's Universal Corrective Map of the World has a fabulous history, made by an Australian who was tormented for coming from the "bottom of the world". It was the first modern south-up map, published in 1979

the  most famous and controversial map has been Peters world map.
He devised a map based on Gall's orthographic projection in 1967 and presented it in 1973 as a "new invention." He promoted it as a superior alternative to the Mercator projection, which was suited to navigation but also used commonly in world maps. The Mercator projection increasingly inflates the sizes of regions according to their distance from the equator

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