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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. Original poster size laminated 30”x31” Price: $295.00 Original size synthetic paper 30”x31” (suitable for framing Price: $284.00 Spring roller mounted - 46'' x 48'' Price: $374.00 Laminated oversize 62'' x 64'' Price: $404.00 Synthetic paper oversize 54'' x 56'' (suitable for framing) Price: $424Learn More About the Background of this map
We can customize a map like this for any city in the world! (only $199)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 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. A REVOLUTIONARY NEW MAP FOR PEOPLE IN THE USA
A New Teaching Resource - a world map with Mecca at the center. Front of the postcard explains, "... On this new world map the direction of Mecca and the shortest distance between Mecca and any other place in the world is easily measured by a straight line..." 10 Pack - $8.00 100 Pack - $40.00
Intrigue your friends with this great conversation-starter. Oversized magnet with sturdy 10 mil lamination. Attaches to any metallic surface. Great for your refrigerator or office file cabinet. Also available in the Population Map, the Peters Map, or Waterman Butterfly Map. Same images as found on our map postcards. Makes a great holiday stocking stuffer.Mecca-centered Map Magnet (4 x 6) Price: $5.00Mecca-centered Map Magnet (4 x 6) - 5 for the price of 4 - Price: $20.00
Cartographer Len Guelke puts a new twist on Twisted Sifter's Longest Sailing Route on Earth Map. Scroll down to Map # 38 on this page to see the original map. Both maps show the longest route one can sail on earth -- but on different map projections.
Guelke's a proponent of Azimuthal Maps (see City centered maps on our web site from top toolbar on our main maps page). The twisted Sifter site shows one intriguing representation, which appears as peculiar curve. Guelke's map shows the route as a straight line in two dimensions, using the map projection best suited to depicting this longest route.
This map is available in a variety of custom fomats. Please call 800-736-1293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or SKYPE us at ODTinc to get a quote for this map produced to your specifications. More detail can be added to show cities of interest to you!
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