World map projection. You can also see a more realistic hemispherical projection. Copyright c jason davies. Political map of the world shown above the map above is a political map of the world centered on europe and africa. The mollweide projection is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map.
Based on mikes projection transitions. A map projection is a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations from the surface of a sphere or an ellipsoid into locations on a plane. Because maps represent the spherical earth in 2d form they cannot help but be distorted which is why greenland and antarctica usually look far more. It shows the location of most of the worlds countries and includes their names where space allows.
When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer dr. Used since the 16th century for navigation straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. A world map is a map of most or all of the surface of the earth. Useful for political maps it shows the true area of land masses choosing instead to distort their shape.
This is the rectangular projection. A world map showing current sunlight and cloud cover as of mar 14 2019 1800 utc. The mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. This is a large world map in robinson projection in 2000px showing all the countries of the world with oceans.
The peters projection world map is one of the most stimulating and controversial images of the world.