Map projections are the methods used by cartographers to distort the Earth’s spherical surface and make it fit onto a 2-dimensional map.
Each map projection has its strengths and weaknesses. Those that are accurate in one respect (e.g. size) must sacrifice accuracy elsewhere (e.g. shape).
See how the eight map projections shown here stack up. The purple circles, known as Tissot’s indicatrices, let you see how and where each one distorts the world.
For more information, see the full post: Your World Map is Hiding Something.
Created by: @galka_max