These maps will change the way that you view the world


Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/these-maps-will-change-the-way-that-you-view-the-world?utm_content=bufferc03e5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=bufferhttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/these-maps-will-change-the-way-that-you-view-the-world?utm_content=bufferc03e5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Boston public schools recently announced that they will shift to using world maps based on the Peters projection, reportedly the first time a US public school district has done so. Why? Because the Peters projection accurately shows different countries’ relative sizes. Although it distorts countries’ shapes, this way of drawing a world map avoids exaggerating the size of developed nations in Europe and North America and reducing the size of less developed countries in Asia, Africa and South America.

 

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