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The Inverted Map Answered

This map reimagines the Earth with the idea that the oceans are the land masses and the continents are the oceans. It's interesting to see a world map where everything is connected and it would be possible to walk the entire circumference. It reminds us that what is "normal" comes from our own personal experiences.

Whether the map is a Mercator map, a Peters map, or a map of something besides the Earth, that map can have a huge effect on how you perceive it. Just like statistics, maps can be deceiving so make sure you're questioning the sources and get the best information you can.

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westfw

10 years ago

Have you seen World Mapper? They create maps with country outlines distorted to reflect statistics other than land area/borders. So for instance on a map by "energy usage" the US swells up, while on a map by "malaria deaths" is shrinks to essentially nothing.

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its a lionwestfw

Reply 10 years ago

That is cool. Thanks for the link.

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T3h_Muffinator

10 years ago

That reminds me of the maps on the old hardcover Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. Wild!

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ll.13

10 years ago

it reminds me of the Age of Empires maps. :-)

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mwwdesign

10 years ago

I don't think we would have enough fish this way - I vote we leave the world as it is.

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diablo1123

10 years ago

Lol I liked this so much I'm gonna use it as wallpaper for my phone :)

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Spl1nt3rC3ll

10 years ago

Strange... I've always asked myself, "What would the world look like if the water were land and the land water?" I guess I'm not the only one.

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Spl1nt3rC3llSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 10 years ago

I'd sit and stair at a map for several minute trying to picture it.

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KitemanSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 10 years ago

No, you spelled "stair" perfectly. The spell-checker was, unfortunately, unaware that you meant stare.

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its a lion

10 years ago

Ah, valdstudio. I like a lot of his pictures on there. I just got a new wallpaper.