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The Human Head as a Mercator Projection

The Human Head as a Mercator Projection | Mr. G's AP-Human Geography | Scoop.it
Such an ordinary object, yet so disturbingly presented…...

 

While we accept spatial distortion as a given in geographic projections, it is striking how much it alters reality when the same distortion in applied to the human head...worth showing when discussion mapping and projections. 


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 10, 2012 11:45 AM
I thought this was a good visual to demonstrate how you cannot just take a global map and just flatten it. You do not get the same scale and accurate description of the globe. While it may show multiple of the land features, the land features get distorted.
Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 10, 2012 11:46 AM
Seeing a human face spread out this way makes me now realize that a 2-D map is not a real interpretation of the world. But at the same time this is more of a strange picture than when a globe is flattened out. I guess we are more used to seeing a globe flattened out.
Mr Ortloff's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:38 PM

Map distortion.......

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Connect to Compete: FCC Launches Digital Literacy Coalition

Connect to Compete: FCC Launches Digital Literacy Coalition | Mr. G's AP-Human Geography | Scoop.it

Libraries and access to digital resources are unevenly distributed.  Programs in the country seeking to close "America's digital skills gap" must address the local issues within their national program. 


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Nat'l Geographic: EarthPulse- Vital Stats

Nat'l Geographic: EarthPulse- Vital Stats | Mr. G's AP-Human Geography | Scoop.it

Map and compare global trends. Explore related essays, photo galleries, and information graphics.

 

This is a simple way to have a map analysis exercise without any GIS software or skills needed on this interface.


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