The Mercator Projection is the biggest myth about the Earth that we pass on (often unknowingly) to our children. OK, I don’t know if it is the biggest but it certainly builds the wrong perception of the globe.
The Mercator projection was originally designed in the mid 1500’s. A…
"If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff—there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that.
I think we need more love in the world.
We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.
I definitely want to contribute to that.”
— Ellen DeGeneres
San Francisco Overlaid on Denver
This is part of a collection I made of San Francisco overlaid on other cities.
Living in San Francisco this past year, it has proven itself a rather small and walkable city. Interested in how its size compares, I used the MAPfrappe tool to trace its outline and overlay it on other cities. It’s somewhat US-centric but I included some other cities I’ve visited around the world too.
This is a static MapStory that depicts all schools in the USA as of 2009/10, as reported by the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey conducted by the US Department of Education
- See more at: http://mapstory.org/maps/1355/#sthash.qS6l7akh.dpuf