Myth of the flat Earth & World Exlorers Pre 1492 || Today i Found Out

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue… with a whole lot of maps and information about the very round Earth. Contrary to popular belief, not only did Columbus realize the world was round, so did his contemporaries. In fact, it… Continue Reading

Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic

Via Wired Map Lab: A globe on a two-dimensional screen seems pretty dull compared to map projections that look like armadillos, butterflies, or deconstructed polygons. The azimuthal orthographic (as it’s formally known) is hardly more than a snapshot of Earth from some distant point… Continue Reading