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DRAFT ONLY AVAILABLE - in progress The small amount of distortion associated with a Mecca-centered world map is combined with a realistic equal area portrayal of the earth that is round in shape and shows the continents well in relationship to each other. Email BAbramms@aol.com for a free draft copy.
Price:  $199.00


 
Mecca-centered Azimuthal Equal Area map  

The small amount of distortion associated with a Mecca-centered world map is combined with a realistic equal area portrayal of the earth that is round in shape and shows the continents well in relationship to each other. It is also in conformity with a 1980's resolution of the American Cartographic Association which deplored the use of rectagular formats for world maps. This particular Mecca-centered azimuthal map makes for a credible, stand alone general reference map of the world.
One major drawback of this Mecca map relates to the Pacific Ocean and the countries surrounding it. The Mecca map is  great for people in Europe, Western Asia and Africa, but is less suitable for people in the Americas, Eastern Asia and Australia, because it marginalizes the Pacific Ocean and shows the counties around it somewhat elongated in shape.
The corresponding benefit to those limitations is that the map locates most of the distortion in the water of the Pacific Ocean, an area where map distortion is of least concern to us.
Email BAbramms@aol.com for a free draft copy.


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