Monday 1 June 2015


This is how the world would be if suddenly and without any reason, Africa would be in the place of North America.
You could thing it's just a dumb thing, but if you think a little bit, this map is more shocking than it can seem at a first gaze.
geo-political positions mean!

this idea was already explained in Alternative Geographies in 2009, but now the map is more detailed and the cartographic projection of the continents that have been moved is now correct. this allows also to notice for instance that Africa seems to be bigger than it generally looks in this kind of projections, and North America seems to be smaller than ususal, even though it's also interesting to see the direct comparison between the big sizes of Canada and the USA and the amazingly smaller sizes of the countries of Europe.

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