Now look at this map of our fair globe:
A new version of world map edited by Researcher Hao Xiaoguang published on September, 2013, with the authorization of National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.
Traditional word map is suitable for expressing the relationship of east and west hemisphere, it uses meridian to cut the global and should be called as merdian-wise world map. As contrary, the new version of world map uses prime vertical to cut the global and should be called as prime vertical-wise world map, consequently, it is suitable for expressing the relationship of north and south hemisphere. In order to express the geography relationship properly, the workshop had proposed the design scheme of series of word map since 2000 to 2002.
In recent years, the new version of world map had been applied by many agencies for different scientific purpose, and the draft has been collected by State Museum, From now on, the new word map will be available in our daily life and will give us brand new geography idea.
I dunno. It’s weird looking at our planet from this perspective. But perspective is what it is all about, as countries are now shown in a more realistic size and interesting constellations to each other. And what I personally like in particular is South Africa’s prominent position in the world. 🙂
Oh, the States? Hmm, hard to figure out but they are surely somewhere on that map, above the Golf of Mexico. And Europe? Just an appendix of Asia. 🙂