Saturday, October 03, 2009

Nothing's where you think it is

"What do maps have to do with social equality, you ask?"

The good doctor (don't let me say "phlox" here) has a point. Size on a map matters, kids grow up seeing disproportionate sizes, and perhaps, attributing disproportionate values, even unconsciously. I think that as they learn mapping, learning about different projections, and the reasons for them, will continue to be important.

When I lived in Australia, I had a "corrective map of the world."

How much do these things matter? Why?

And I did crack up at the video clip. A lot.

1 comment:

Alastair Jamieson said...

"Upside down" maps don't freak us out in New Zealand...