reading response week 5 qualitative issues

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Some of the issues regarding cartography are with the accuracy of what is where, and also the size of the countries/reference points on a map. The links above are of two maps. One you can easily recognize as the map seen more commonly and the other is a map called the Peter's Projection. The Peter's Projection is a map with a different point of view as if you were to peel the paper off of the outside of a globe. This elongates the countries, but has to do so in order to accurately represent size compared to other countries. This is a great example of point of view and interpretation of what the world really looks like. When a photo, or a sign, or even a map is contorted to look a certain way, so is the data. The end result skews a person's perspective and what they ultimately take from the image.