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The future of digital mapping is a tale of two halves

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From Jan. 1: In 1569, the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator made a decision that changed the way we view the world. In flattening the planet onto a two dimensional surface he chose to preserve the local angular relationships of land masses with a view to making ocean navigation easier. But in doing so he had to distort the size of the land, making it bigger as it creeps closer to the poles. more


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