Peters projection

Also known as the Peters World Map. An area-accurate world map by Dr. Arno Peters, made public in Germany in 1974. Also called an equal-area map, because it shows all countries equally according to their real and actual size. [explanation]

The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world.

Main site: Petersmap.com [characteristics] [compared to Mercator projection] [ToC] [buy]

Subject of a film, Arno Peters: Radical Map, Remarkable Man.

Appeared on TV show “The West Wing” [press release]

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First published on February 20th, 2009 at 1:21 pm