Chicago-centered World Map - 8.5 x 11 in.- paper
This Chicago, IL-centered map is an example of a city-centered azimuthal equidistant map. It provides information about distance from Chicago to every other location in the world. It is a great map for residents of Chicago, but not much help if you don’t live there. And because any map has to distort SOME aspect of the truth, the further you get from Chicago, the worse the distortion of shapes. We have a Toronto-centered azimuthal equidistant map explained in detail in our book SEEING THOUGH MAPS (see page 28) if you’d like more information on how and why these city-centered maps are created.
Samples of the Chicago map are printed in color on the front, with an explanation of azimuthal equidistant maps on the reverse. 8.5 x 11 in.- paper
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Watch a video about a Toronto-centered map here (the principle is the same)