I’ve been putting it off for a while now, but I’ve finally gotten around to framing my Peters Map. Placed above where I spend most of my time at home, so I think it will serve as some inspiration for future travels.
The Peters Map projection is very different from the normal Mercator projection you typically see. It turns out that mapping a 3D surface onto a 2D surface is really hard, and so there are many different “map projections” in order to accomplish this.
For instance, a huge distortion in the size of Greenland occurs in the Mercator projection:
The Peters Map treats the area of each country equally, but distorts the shape and position.
I always looked at maps thinking that it was a 1:1 representation of how the world looked. It’s more complicated than that though. If you’d like to learn more check out the following links: