This award-winning map gives a more accurate view of the world

November 6, 2016 by  
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Most of us never realize it, but it turns out that transforming a three-dimensional globe into a flat, rectangular map results in some serious inaccuracies. Depending on where the map focuses, some countries and continents may appear much larger or smaller relative to other landmasses than they actually are. It’s a problem that’s vexed cartographers for centuries, but a new map featured in Japanese textbooks has made things just a little more accurate.

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SDA’s Stunning Wood-Wrapped Chelsea Workspace Features a Sweeping World Map

November 26, 2012 by  
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Synthesis Design + Architecture has combined the trappings of a modern workspace with the timeless beauty of wood. The organic, sweeping shapes cleverly hide frosted Perspex storage units that are internally lit by LED s. The CNC-cut plywood ribs and spacers create the image of a world map, providing visual interest and leading the eye across the room. Made for a private client in Chelsea, the workspace is “an exercise in realizing complex geometries with limited finances”. Looking at the bespoke desk, precisely crafted panels, and flowing architecture, one would never guess Synthesis was limited by anything. + Synthesis Design + Architecture Via Dudecraft

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Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

October 15, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ana lisa alperovich , Art , building blocks , Danish design , DIY , Festival of the World , games , green products , lego , London , Our World in LEGO® , reusable bricks , South Bank , world map

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City in Peru Being Eaten By Open-Pit Mine

April 24, 2010 by  
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Via Google Earth . Can you find Peru on a world map? Hurry.

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City in Peru Being Eaten By Open-Pit Mine

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