Looking at typographic depictions of the world can make it rather hard to fully imagine what the size of a country looks like, which is why the True Size Map offers an interactive scaled map for consumers to explore the globe through. The map is digital and allows consumers to drag the shapes of different countries and continents overtop of others to see proportionately how big places really are. The aim is to help consumes understand global sizing through comparison.
The True Size Map is an interactive tool that uses both scale and color to highlight sizing. Consumers can utilize a Mercator projection system to drag the outline of continents and countries and place them overtop of others. This allows users to visualize how big places they've never been to are in conjunction to an area that is more familiar to them.
The Digital 'True Size Map' Depicts the Real Magnitude of Countries
1. Interactive Maps - The True Size Map is an example of how maps can be made more engaging and informative by using interactive features.
2. Visual Comparison - The True Size Map is a powerful tool for visualizing comparative sizes of countries and continents.
3. Digital Cartography - Tools like the True Size Map are changing the way we think about maps, and opening up new possibilities for digital cartography.
1. Education - The True Size Map could be used in schools and universities to help students better understand geography.
2. Travel - Tourism companies and airlines could use the True Size Map to demonstrate the relative sizes of different destinations.
3. Cartography - The development of digital interactive maps like the True Size Map is disrupting the traditional cartography industry.