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by Arno Peters
Like any equal-area projection, it achieves this goal by distorting most shapes.
Like any equal-area projection, it achieves this goal by distorting most shapes. The projection is a particular example of the cylindrical equal-area projection with latitudes 45° north and south as the regions on the map that have no distortion.
The Peters Projection World Map is an equal area projection. That means that one square inch anywhere on the map is an equal number of square miles.
Arno Peters (22 May 1916 – 2 December 2002) developed the Peters world map, based on the Gall–Peters projection. Peters was a German historian born in Berlin on 22 May 1916. He began his career in Hollywood in the late 1930s, studying American filmmaking.
The Peters Map of the World is an equal-area map. One square inch anywhere equals the same number of square miles. You can easily see how much larger South America is than Europe. On the o The Peters Map of the World is an equal-area map.
The Peters World Map is an Equal Area cylindrical projection with standard parallels at 45 degrees thus resulting in a. .The Peters map, the work of the German historian Arno Peters, provides a helpful corrective to the distortions of traditional maps.
Widely used in educational and business circles as an icon of the modern concept of world equality.
The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate. The first English-version of the map was published in 1983, and it continues to have passionate fans as well as staunch detractors. The challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections. Each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses.
Arno Peters is one of the renowned German cartographers. His world map brought him global recognition. Arno Peters received his PhD in history of art and journalism from the University of Berlin. In 1974, the Institute for Universal History was co-founded by him in Bremen. In this institute he presented cartographic, historical and geographical presentations.
If you can't find something, try satellite map of Peters, Yandex map of Peters, or from OSM project: Peters map. Drag the icon from map left-top, to place, you interest - to switch to virtual panorama streets view (exist on streets, marked blue during the drag). Google map of Peters №1 with view from satellites and plan view - streets and houses.
Proponents of the Peters projection map claim that their map is an accurate, fair, and unbiased depiction of the world when comparing theirs to the almost-defunct Mercator map, which features enlarged depictions of euro-centric countries and continents. Mercator map enthusiasts defend the ease of navigation of their map. So which projection is better? Unfortunately, geographers and cartographers agree that neither map projection is appropriate-the Mercator vs. Peters controversy is, therefore, a moot point.