why-all-world-maps-are-wrong

# Interactive video lesson plan for: Why All World Maps are Wrong

#### Activity overview:

Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.

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Interact with projections: http://metrocosm.com/compare-map-projections.html
Mercator tool: http://thetruesize.com/
Mike Bostock Map Transitions: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3711652
Mercator Puzzle: http://hive.sewanee.edu/ldale/maps/10/06-LOCAL.html

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6 questions

1. How do map makers represent the globe onto a 2 dimensional flat map? (00:01:07)

2. What was the original purpose of the Mercator Projection Map? (00:02:12)

3. What is one failure of the Mercator Projection Map? (00:02:48)

4. What is one thing the Gall Peters Projection Map shows that the Mercator does not? (00:03:28)

5. What type of map projection does Google Maps use? (00:04:57)

6. How many different projection maps are there? (00:05:37)

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