You may not know this, but the world map you've been using since, say, kindergarten, is pretty wonky. The Mercator projection map is the most popular, but it is also riddled with inaccuracies. Areas like Greenland, Antarctica, and Africa are all distorted on traditional Mercator maps because it's difficult, if not impossible, to replicate the globe in two dimensions. But Hajime Narukawa, a Keio University graduate student in Tokyo, worked for six years to finally resolve this issue.
The Most Accurate Portrayal Of Our Planet
Hajime Narukaw wins the 2016 Good Design Award for his accurate map, the AuthaGraph.
Written by Curiosity Staff November 14, 2016
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