Non-Euclidean Geometry and Map-Making | Science and life | Scoop.it

One consequence of the fundamental difference between flat surfaces and spherical surfaces, such as the Earth, is that any planar depiction of the Earth – such as a map on the wall, in an atlas, or on Google Maps – will necessarily have some distortions.


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Via Sakis Koukouvis