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Leonard Guelke created this projection to tell you exactly how far it was from anywhere on Earth to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Draw a straight line on this map from Toronto to anywhere in the world and, with some simple math, you've got the real-world distance. In order to achieve this benefit, you need to sacrifice some shapes and sizes.
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As you know, on a map, to show one truth you have distort another. On any map of the world "something has got to give." A world map that correctly shows distances from a central point must sacrifice other qualities. Which? Accuracy of some shapes, as we have just demonstrated with the tracing of Australia. Precise sizes for another. Compare Australia and the United States: which looks larger? In spite of what this map seems to tell us, Australia really covers 3,000,000 square miles; the United States, 3,360,000.


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