The Japanese designed the most accurate map of the World
We add the image of the world to those pictures that are available to us from childhood. This is about transmissions about the Earth and ... school cards. But as it turned out, the cards are wrong! They are designed more for clarity than for scientific accuracy. But this card is as accurate as possible! ...
AuthaGraph World Map - Antarctica was found in 1820 and the first man reached the North Pole in 1909. In the 20th century the world tended to be framed by the East-West relations and the North-South problem. Our interest has been on our living environment. (2) Territorial sea claims for marine resources, (3) Sea ice around the North, ) An ozone hole above the South Pole, (4) Melting glaciers in Greenland, a cause that may submerge Tuvalu, (5) El Nino in the ocean, a cause of an unusual weather. The AuthaGraphic world map aims to provide a new viewpoint to perceive the world.
Many are aware that the world map that we are familiar with does not reflect the real ratio of the areas of countries, let alone the seas and oceans. The use of the Mercator projection leads to a lot of distortions when, for example, Greenland looks bigger than Australia ...
AuthaGraphic Projection - An original method for maintaining areas proportions is called "iso-area-mapping." And an original mapping process by combining different projection methods using interface objects is called "multilayer-mapping." These ideas for mapping tasks to reduce errors during the projection of a sphere to a tetrahedron because of a simple optical projection from a sphere to a tetrahedron.
A fundamentally new projection, proposed by Japanese designers, allowed to build the most accurate map of the world that humanity has ever seen.
The traditional map of the world is built in an ancient way, in which the image from the surface of the globe is transferred to a flat map using the Mercator projection. As a result, we get on the map Greenland several times larger than Australia, whereas in fact, Greenland is three times smaller.
the World without Ends - It is able to tile the AuthaGraphic world map without gaps and overlaps. The way of tessellation has clear connections between maps. Same as fishes and birds in his painting, six continents are never fragmented and seven oceans keep their continuous networks. It had been thought of the world on an infinite plane. Walking on both surfaces, we do not meet an end. A geographical network in the map is able to expand to any directions on the tessellated maps. Thus the world map reproduces the spherical world without dead end on a plane.
But the map, built on the principles of projection AuthaGraph , can be called really innovative! Here the proportions of land and water remain unchanged and correspond to what we see on the globe. For this development, AuthaGraph received the prestigious Japanese Good Design Award.
World Map Re-arrangements - On the tessellated maps it is able to frame a view. The frame functions as a viewer which enables users to slide and rotate and then to frame a new world map with a preferable region at its center. They provide a new angle of view to the world, as far as possible, from the perceptions defined by the usual phrases such as "far east", "go up north", "Western".
The author of the new revolutionary projection is Khadjim Narukawa. The essence of his idea is that the spherical surface of the globe is divided into 96 triangles.
ISS Long-term Tracking - An orange line on tessellation-world composed of 49 maps tracks a journey of International Space Station (ISS) for eight hours. Its coordinates are provided by 'Cerestrak', a website distributing ISS's orbital data. NASA and the US Department of Defense. The coordinates are determined by calculating the data to reflect the corrections of the orbit. - It has past 140 years since 'Around the World in Eighty Days' (Verne) was published. Satellites fly across the world in hours while they play leading roles of telecommunication and remote sensing such as observing weather, environmental pollutions and natural resources. The tessellationworld map shows such rapid movement of a satellite in one line.
Then comes the original process of transferring the image to the plane by combining different ways of projecting through intermediate objects. This "multi-layered mapping" reduces the number of errors and monstrous distortions that occur when the globe is traditionally unfolded into a flat map.