This interactive website shows how wrong Mercator projections can be

Oct 23, 2015



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.

------Read moreSource: vox.comby, Phil Edwards, @PhilEdwardsInc phil.edwards@vox.com