22 de junho de 2010

Trans-mapping (1)

Over the last 4 years my love for maps increased exponentially. I'm not sure what was the key driver behind this "recent" passion but the truth is that I admire more and more the fine art of displaying all kinds of data in a geographic space.

I made this map long ago, about 6 years. Its evocative of Wickie, one of the heroes of my youth... On one episode Wickie's father argues that the world isn't an oblate spheroid but a cube instead.

I wondered for years how the 510065600 km2 of Earth's surface area would look like in a map if our planet was in fact a cube.

Now I wonder no more...

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