The true size of each country.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by jay clock, 7 Dec 2017.

  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
  2. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    Hmm. But it uses Mercator Projection (or something similar) which makes the sizes of countries near the poles look far too large, so it is only really good for comparing countries at similar latitudes.
    Great idea, just wrong map projection!

    e.g compare the map on that site with a Peters Projection map - easiest comparison is to look at the size of Greenland on both maps.

    Edit: I take it all back - I didn't play enough!! Excellent site, shrinks Greenland as you move it south!
    Last edited: 7 Dec 2017
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  3. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    If you select the country of your choice and drag it round the map it changes the size to show how the mercator projection distorts things. Interesting site.:okay:
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  4. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    Ooh, missed that!
    *goes off to play*

    **erroneous complaining post edited** :blush:
    Last edited: 7 Dec 2017
  5. User482

    User482 Guest


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  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    In that world doesn't the sea drain away? :unsure:
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  7. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

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  8. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    I thought that countries, drought areas, deserts etc. were all measured in terms of Wales.
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  9. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Nope measured in terms of hamsters
  10. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    Same difference...
  11. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    The same as when it's the other way up .. ie Many, many pipes and pumps. Also plumbers, lots and lots of plumbers. Why else are they always busy when anyone needs one?
  12. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    The world is clearly flat from those diagrams. There's a dam all around the edges to stop the water running away.
  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Ah yes, the penguins' atlas.
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  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Or the equivalent in Belgiums
  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Central Trumpland
    That projection is all wrong. The UK should take up most of the North Atlantic.
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