Nov 042014
 

The original image by Kai Krause was designed to graphically illustrate the true size of the continent of Africa in relation to various countries maped by land area. The intention was to counter immappancy – that is insufficient geographical knowledge. Unfortunately the original suffered from a fundamental error by showing component countries that were not projected in equal area form. This map uses Goode’s Homolisine projection so each country is equal to one another in area. Furthermore, the original list of countries used, United Kingdom is shown without Eire and Alaska is included to show the proper United States land area.

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