Mercator Projections
















Depicting a spherical shape onto a two dimensional plane is difficult. In 1569, cartographer Gerardus Mercator created the well known Mercator Projection map which displayed the round earth on a flat, 2D map, which has been used for centuries. However there are many, well-documented errors with the projection. The image above shows a more realistic ‘true size’ and The True Size website provides additional details of country comparison.