May 5, 2016
The Relative Size of Colorado from the Equator to the North Pole Using Mercator Projection
Map by h2ppyme using The True Size Of…
To demonstrate how the Mercator projection distorts the size of places on a map the further you get from the equator, reddit user h2ppyme used the website thetruesize.com to show how Colorado ‘grows’ as it approaches the North pole.
If you check out the interactive website you can enter any country in the world and drag it around to see how its ‘size’ changes depending where it is placed on the map.
[via h2ppyme on reddit]
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