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#275 - GhandisPimpCane (03/21/2013) [-]
Let me drop some knowledge on you. So your saying the one where Europe puts themselves in the center is right? It's the same concept with the "traditional" map where Europe is smack dab in the middle, because Europe were insecure about China and India before the 19th century? If you look at it, any country or continent can go in the middle of the map. This is also still a eurocentric map due to Africa being represent a lot smaller than it is in actuality. The way i see it America is just doing what Europe did a few hundreds of years ago thinking it's superior and wants to be on the center of the stage/ map. i'm writing this cause im procrastinating so just play along
#313 to #275 - rambopotato (03/21/2013) [-]
its just a joke ....
its just a joke ....
User avatar #320 to #313 - GhandisPimpCane (03/21/2013) [-]
yup i know. hence me using an ironic picture with my statement
#309 to #275 - gilfhunter ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
Africa appearing to be smaller is not due to eurocetrism, but rather to the distortion a Mercator projection map creates. South America and Greenland are not the same size, rather SA is 9 times larger than Greenland. Distortion is a problem mapmakers have always had to deal with since they started making global maps, and Mercator Projections are pretty horrible for it.
User avatar #318 to #309 - GhandisPimpCane (03/21/2013) [-]
ya i agree just showing how inaccurate maps are still very common even now
#319 to #318 - gilfhunter ONLINE (03/21/2013) [-]
They can be, but it is very difficult to put the area of a sphere onto a rectangle without some sort of distortion...Google Earth FTW
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