The unique properties of the Lambert projection are the basis for ODT's new world map series dedicated to providing all people with a better understanding of global relationships. The essential fact about you and the world, wherever you happen to live, is that you are at the center of it. This particular map puts the USA at the center of the world, a location that correctly reflects how the world is experienced by USA residents.
The traditional world map is poorly suited to understanding global relationships in our present era in which these relationships have become increasingly important to all peoples on earth. Traditional and current world maps are mostly centered on the equator, and project the round world as a rectangle or ellipse. This means the world is broken up along the edges, usually in the middle of an ocean (east/west) or at the poles (north/south), providing the map user with an inadequate image of global relationships. The equator-centered world maps, including Mercator, Peters and Robinson projections, all distort distance relationships. This makes it look as though the shortest routes between places invariably follow lines of latitude. The map user has no idea that direct routes often go over or near the poles or across a divided ocean. In short, anyone interested in the geopolitical relationships of their country or the shortest travel routes to other places is not well served by most world maps in use today.
A REVOLUTIONARY NEW MAP FOR PEOPLE IN THE USA
The unique properties of the Lambert projection are the basis for ODT's new world map series dedicated to providing all people with a better understanding of global relationships. The essential fact about you and the world, wherever you happen to live, is that you are at the center of it. The world is all around you and every place on earth is defined by this fact. The best global map for this situation, which applies to every one of us without exception, will be a map which is centered on where you happen to be. This particular map puts the USA at the center of the world, a location that correctly reflects how the world is experienced by its residents.
Lambert's Azimuthal Equal Area Projection provides the best overall view of the world for people of any country, by making any specific country or region the center of the map. On such a map the world surrounds the country at the center, in the same way the world surrounds the country in which one lives. No longer is the world chopped up arbitrarily leaving the map user figuratively falling off the edge of the world at a split ocean, or doing the same thing in the Arctic or Antarctic. On a Lambert map the world unfolds around the country whose global situation and global relationships are the focus of attention. It shows exactly where other countries (near and far) are situated relative to the country at the center and provides an accurate indication of the shortest travel routes to other places on earth.
The cost for a custom map of this size (based on your city) is quite modest: $199.00.
Samples of the USA-centered map are printed in color on one side only, 11"x 17" - $11.00 each