“Why all the maps of the world are bad”? Attempt to answer this horribly difficult question will take one of the presenters of The Vox, in the video posted on YouTube channel.
Scientist illustrated the idea of the impossibility of creating a perfect map, through an incision an inflatable globe and unsuccessful attempts to arrange it on the flat.
“This is the eternal dilemma of cartographers”, says the presenter, during a battle on the screen. “The surface of a sphere cannot be represented in the plane without any form of interference”.
Despite the rapidly growing GPS systems, still the most popular method for presentation of maps, for example. used in Google Maps, is Mercator’s method.