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Why every world map is wrong - Kayla Wolf

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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: Geography   |   Social Science  
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Dig into the inaccuracies of flat maps and how different map designs can shift our point of view.


Fourteen Greenlands could fit in Africa but you wouldnt guess it from most maps of the world. The fact is, every world map humans have ever made is wrong. Actually, its impossible to make a flat map of the whole spherical world 100% right. So why do we bother with these inaccurate maps at all? Kayla Wolf explores how even the simplest changes in map design can shift our point of view.

Lesson by Kayla Wolf, directed by Hernando Bahamon, Globizco Studios.

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