The real problem with the Mercator projection

A rectangular world map projection showing physical landforms. America lies on the left hand side, while Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia on the right. Antarctica is partially shown at the bottom. Both the northernmost and southernmost section are massively distorted to gigantic sizes.
The Mercator projection (Public domain property, via )

There is little doubt that the Mercator projection is one of the most popular world map projections of the modern time. For some people, it is the only world map they have ever known, the one that decorated their classroom wall at school. There is, however, also equally little doubt…

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