Over the past week, Boston Public Schools has decided to forego the use of the Mercator projection in classrooms. What is going to replace the projection? 120 more words
Tags » Mercator
by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia)
#find North, #direction, #time, #by stars, #Mercator, #sky map, #star map, #slide sky map, #navigation, #tropic.
Figure 1: Illustration of the Slide Sky-Map using the mask for 15 degree North latitude. 1,568 more words
Yesterday, I read an(other) article about how Mercator maps have been “lying” to us about the sizes of countries and continents. It’s one of many articles written on the topic–often accompanied with a clip from West Wing (you know which one) and a proposal to replace Mercator projection with Gall-Peters. 954 more words