July 14, 2021
#2489: Bad Map Projection: The Greenland Special
Bad Map Projection #299:
The Greenland Special
Equal-area map preserves size everywhere except Greenland, which uses the Mercator projection.
[A drawn world map, perhaps the Tobler hyperelliptical projection, except for Greenland which is of a typical Mercator appearance and sized at almost the size of Africa, to almost entirely fill the space between Canada and Iceland. It extends up well beyond the nominal location of the North Pole, while its southern tip has an apparent latitude comparable to that of Spain or the vicinity of Virginia.]