Maps That Will Make You Look At The World With New Eyes

Firstly, you can see how the size of the US drastically changes as you move it north or south.


Some countries are significantly larger than they should be thanks to the Mercator projection, while others – anything near the equator – are definitely getting a bum deal. The US falls somewhere in the middle. On a standard map it’s dwarfed by Canada, but here you can see that moving it to where Canada is located makes it seem even more prominent than it already is. The True Size Map was created—a interactive website that allows you to drag countries and continents around the Mercator projection and discover just how big they are. You can do this for any country by simply typing its name into the map, allowing for a seemingly endless amount of comparisons. Note: This post will frequently use the USA as shorthand for the 48 contiguous states.

h/t: buzzfeed


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Incredible Photos Of The Record Breaking Snowfall Night In Reykjavik, Iceland
The World's Largest Electronic Waste Dump
Prague’s Narrowest Street is So Narrow it Has Traffic Lights For Pedestrians
Photographer Jonny Joo Captures Eerie Images Of Abandoned Buildings
The Swasthani Brata Katha Festival in Nepal
Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski
Giant 150ft Iceberg Is Floating Past Canada, And It’s 50ft Bigger Than The One That Sank Titanic
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “Places”, Week 4
Paris Movie Theatre Skirts Lockdown With Alfresco Screening
Shut Up And Take My Balls! China's Glass Walkway Opens In Tianmen Mountain
An Aerial Tour Of An Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village By Joe Nafis
Abandoned Asbestos Mines Still a Hazard in India
Namibia From Above
Paris versus New York
A McDonald's in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane
End of Life in Japan
Highline Festival in Monte Piana: Hammocks Miles above Ground
Amazing Treehotels in Sweden
The Kings Of The Forest - Photographer Spent 3 Days In Nepal To Document The Isolated Tribe
China's Tourist Attraction: an Upside-down House
GrelkaFest 2019: The Annual Bikini Ski Day In Siberia!
World’s Largest Railway Model Is Now On Google “Mini” Street View
KLM Airlines Transformed An Airplane Into An Apartment, And It’s Beautiful
Book A Stay On Your Own Robinson Crusoe Island
Olympus Mons - The Largest Volcano in The Solar System
“Days of Night – Nights of Day”: Photographer's Vision Of The Northernmost City In The World
This Public Toilet At The Central Bus Station In Russian Voronezh Is So Romantic They Lit Candels In It
K2 – the Savage Mountain
Living on Water
Toilets Around the World