Exhibition: Maps & Atlases

Maps and atlases don't just tell you where something is, they can reveal interesting facts and figures about the world we live in, but do you know your maps from your atlases? Find out more by playing this puzzle.

Map Projections
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Map Projections

It’s not possible to accurately represent the earth as a flat image. The most commonly used projection was developed by Gerardus Mercator back in 1569 for navigational purposes. It’s ability to represent lines of constant course from coast to coast made it the perfect map for sailing the seas. However it grossly distorts countries sizes, particularly those close to the poles. Greenland is 550% too big, it should fit into Africa 14 times!


Play this puzzle with the Pics n Mix app!

 

Pics n Mix is quick and easy to learn, and the short video below explains everything you need to know.

Just choose a puzzle and click the Play button. Drag and drop the pieces to where you think they should be. If you have chosen "plus rotation" it means some of the pieces are flipped top to bottom or right to left. If you tap a piece once, it will flip from top to bottom. and if you double tap it, it will flip from left to right.