Toronto-centered world map poster
Leonard Guelke created this projection to tell you exactly how far it was from anywhere on Earth to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Draw a straight line on this map from Toronto to anywhere in the world and, with some simple math, you've got the real-world distance. In order to achieve this benefit, you need to sacrifice some shapes and sizes. *** We have retired - No more custom maps -- Sorry! ****
This image is taken from Seeing Through Maps: The Power of Images to Shape Our World View by Denis Wood, Ward L. Kaiser and Bob Abramms. Abramms (founder of ODT) explains the Azimuthal map projection on the video below. The Seeing Through Maps book looks closely at the images and messages of maps. Chapter One is titled "The Multiple Truths of the Mappable World" which can be downloaded at no charge HERE.
Order copies of the new e-book edition of "Seeing Through Maps" HERE.