- Heart-shaped world map centered on the Americas, with dark blue background
- 90 W meridian view
More About Equal Area Maps:
How to present the surface area of the spherical earth on a two-dimensional paper has challenged mapmakers for centuries. Although a world globe provides the only accurate portrayal of the spherical earth, it does not present the entire surface area of the earth at a glance. One can only observe half of the globe at any given moment; and only the portion right in front of the observer's eyes is true to the shape without distortion.
Ideally, a two-dimensional map of the world should be an "equal area" map, also reflecting the earth's roundness and presenting the commonly known standard grid of the meridians and parallels while showing the actual shapes and sizes of the lands and seas to achieve "equal area" status, where all lands and seas are presented true to scale in relation to each other.
This Heart-shaped Equal Area Physical World Map with Americas Centered, by Equal Area Maps, is among the most accurate, least distorted, "equal area" world map projections ever designed.
|Map Type||Physical Maps|
|Publisher||Equal Area Maps|