Most maps of the world are wrong!


On most maps, the Mercator projection – first developed in 1569 – is still used. This method is wildly inaccurate and makes Alaska appear as large as Brazil and Greenland 14 times larger than it actually is. For a map to be completely accurate, it would need to be life-size and round, not flat.
It's pretty wild that we're still using the Mercator projection despite how distorted it makes things! Seeing Alaska look as big as Brazil and Greenland blown up so much is definitely misleading. :<