With 3D Globe Mode on Google Maps desktop, Greenland’s projection is no longer the size of Africa.

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Google Maps is no longer #flatearth

On flat maps, it’s impossible to represent land mass size on a relative scale. Objects in the north and south become twisted as the the flat map compensates for the flattening of the globe. This is most evident in the commonly used Mercator projections that properly represents the size of land around the equator but super-sizes land in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Now, when Google Maps is used on Desktop, users will see the appropriate size of land masses. The update is great but I have yet to find the giant ice wall that’s preventing all of life from sliding off the side of the flat earth and onto the back of the giant turtle we’re riding through the vast emptiness of space.

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