Psychology of the map we all know

Is this map popular for the wrong reason?

Michael Maguire
by Michael Maguire on June 2, 2020

I've worked in a mapping software company for several years now. While I understand how visualizing data on a map is a valuable tool to any business, until now I never thought to look into some of the psychology associated with mapping. Take, for example, the type of the map that most likely held a space in your classroom (click image to enlarge): Mercator projection map Map from Google Maps This map is called a Mercator projection. It's called a projection because translating the surface of the Earth, which covers a 3D sphere,...

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