Schnee (schnee) wrote,
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The size of Africa

This is a rather interesting illustration. I'm not sure I really like the term "immappancy", but it neatly illustrates a problem with maps[1], and the misunderstandings that result from them.

  1. There's equal-area projections, of course, but those tend to distort shapes and thus have their own problems.
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