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The true size of each country.....

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

  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
  2. Spinney

    Spinney Work-avoider & tea drinker ! Staff Member

    Location:
    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!
    Peters-Projection-Map.jpg
     
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  3. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Staff Member

    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 Work-avoider & tea drinker ! Staff Member

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

    **erroneous complaining post edited** :blush:
     
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  5. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    Alternatively...

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  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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

    Bazzer Much to do and not enough hours

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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

    Location:
    Mars
    Nope measured in terms of hamsters
     
  10. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    Same difference...
     
  11. FishFright

    FishFright Über Member

    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

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

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Or the equivalent in Belgiums
     
  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

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