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Can You Make an Accurate Map?

Earth is not flat. So, representing it on a flat surface can be challenging and always requires compromises.

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Sources:
http://www.users.miamioh.edu/shermalw/honors_2001_fall/honors_papers_2001/pettita_2001.html
http://www.icsm.gov.au/mapping/map_projections.html
http://nationalgeographic.org/activity/investigating-map-projections/
http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjCyl/ProjCEA/projCEA.html
http://xkcd.com/977/
http://www.businessinsider.com/mercator-projection-v-gall-peters-projection-2013-12?r=US&IR=T&IR=T
http://www.winkel.org/other/Winkel%20Tripel%20Projections.htm

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AnAlbumOfMapProjections.pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mercator-projection.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mercator_projection_SW.jpg
https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/image/detail/lGQeoEbPt2fwAzpFyA03Aw==
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_mercator.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lambert-cylindrical-equal-area-projection.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cilinderprojectie-constructie.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_indicatrix_world_map_Lambert_cyl_equal-area_proj.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winkel-tripel-projection.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aitoff-projection.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Equirectangular_projection_SW.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_indicatrix_world_map_Winkel_Tripel_proj.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dymaxion_2003_animation_small1.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fuller_projection_with_Tissot%27s_indicatrix_of_deformation.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map-of-human-migrations.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Newton_and_William_Palmer_SLNSW_globe_1782.jpg

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