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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 06:25 PM

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award.

To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why Greenland and Antarctica usually look far more gigantic than they really are, while Africa appears vastly smaller than its true size. The AuthaGraph World Map tries to correct these issues, showing the world closer to how it actually is in all its spherical glory.

Created by Hajime Narukawa at Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance in Tokyo, the design just won the grand prize from Japanís Good Design Award as Spoon & Tamago reports. It beat out over 1000 entries in a variety of categories.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/88138/more-accurate-world-map-wins-prestigious-japanese-design-award

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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 08:03 PM

1. Cool! I like the way it distorts areas in the oceans instead! nt

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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 09:09 PM

2. Thanks for posting.

 

I'd like a projection following the great circle arc from Teotihuacan to Xian. This is close to that, yet better also.

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