This May Be The Most Accurate Map Of The World Ever Made

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Dec 15, 2005
Everything you know is a lie, from elevator buttons to maps of the world. When it comes to the latter, there are plenty of illustrations of our planet’s geography that are huge distortions of the truth, particularly the classic Mercator projection.

There have been numerous attempts to right this wrong ever since, but a new map by Tokyo-based artist and architect Hajime Narukawa is definitely the best yet.

Named the AuthaGraphic map, this glorious creation is both scientifically accurate and aesthetically appealing. In fact, it has been so well received that it was just awarded Japan’s prestigious Good Design Grand Award.

No matter what form this map takes, from a conventional, flat rectangle shape to a 3D-folded structure – one that can be tessellated without visible seams – the countries and continents remain proportional to each other, including the often neglected Antarctica.

This May Be The Most Accurate Map Of The World Ever Made