Mapping the Oceans

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World maps usually center on the land, with the Pacific Ocean divided as bookends. To show each ocean as a whole with the least distortion for our "Beneath the Oceans" supplement map, we used a map projection called an interrupted Mollweide centered on the Pacific.

Map and narration by Martin Gamache and Jane Vessels, NGM Staff
Bathymetric Relief by Tibor G. Tóth
Map projection animation by Daniel 'daan' Strebe, Mapthematics

Channel: Education Channel

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