The One Minute Geographer: A Fish-Eye’s View of the World

Spilhaus projection of world oceans at storymaps.arcgis.com

Probably 99% of the world maps we see are focused on land areas. As I discussed in the series of posts called This Fragile Earth, the earth is 71% water, but you’d never know that from the world maps we usually look at.

All flat maps contain distortion of shape, size and direction because you can’t compress the spherical surface of a globe onto a flat map with…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.