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So compatible used to be Mercator’s map for this objective that it is still used for navigational charts this day. while, the Mercator projection grew to become a customary for depicting landmasses, anything for which it used to be by no means meant. even supposing a correct navigational device, the Mercator projection tremendously exaggerates the dimensions of landmasses in greater latitudes, giving approximately thirds of the map’s floor to the northern hemisphere. therefore the lands occupied by way of Europeans and ecu descendants seem some distance better than these of alternative humans. for instance, North the United States (19 million sq. kilometers) appears to be like virtually two times the scale of Africa (30 million sq. kilometers), whereas Europe iv Putting the area in standpoint is proven as equivalent in dimension to South the United States, which truly has approximately two times the landmass of Europe. A map built in 1805 by way of Karl B. Mollweide was once one of many previous equal-area projections of the area. Equalarea projections painting landmasses in right relative measurement, yet, accordingly, distort the form of continents greater than different projections. They normally compress and deform lands within the better latitudes and vertically stretch landmasses on the subject of the equator. different equal-area projections contain the Lambert Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection (1772), the Hammer Equal-Area Projection (1892), and the Eckert Equal-Area Projection (1906). The Van der Grinten Projection (1904) used to be a compromise geared toward minimizing either the distortions of dimension within the Mercator and the distortion of form in equal-area maps corresponding to the Mollweide. even though an development, the lands of the northern hemisphere are nonetheless emphasised on the cost of the southern. for instance, within the Van der Grinten, the Commonwealth of self reliant States (the former Soviet Union) and Canada are proven at greater than two times their relative dimension. v The Robinson Projection, which used to be followed via the nationwide Geographic Society in 1988 to switch the Van der Grinten, is without doubt one of the top compromises thus far among the distortions of dimension and form. even if an development over the Van der Grinten, the Robinson Projection nonetheless depicts lands within the northern latitudes as proportionally better even as that it depicts lands within the reduce latitudes (representing so much 3rd international international locations) as proportionally smaller. Like eu maps earlier than it, the Robinson Projection locations Europe on the middle of the map with the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas to the left, emphasizing the cultural connection among Europe and North the US, whereas neglecting the geographic closeness of northwestern North the United States to northeastern Asia. the next pages convey 4 maps that every show really assorted cultural messages. incorporated between them is the Peters Projection, an equal-area map that has been followed because the professional map of UNESCO (the United countries academic, clinical, and Cultural Organization), and a map made in Japan, displaying us how the realm appears from the opposite aspect. The Robinson Projection The map less than is predicated at the Robinson Projection, that's used this day through the nationwide Geographic Society and Rand McNally.