The Transformation of Maps with Web 2.0

There have been many things transformed by the information age, but none of them so much so as the map. Having gone from a handmade drawing of what could be seen in the surrounding area to a digital representation of the world, the map has changed completely. It used to be that if you wanted a map of the world, you had to resort to an inaccurate map created by human drawing skills and the people who came before them. This lead to many different types of maps even after we figured out the general shape and size of most bodies of land and sea. These different types of maps range in many ways and not all are equally accurate. The map we see used most often is the Mercator projection map . This map makes the poles look larger, … Read the rest