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20.10.09

Sorry, Greenland

I was poking around at the IMF's Data Mapper website, and I was amused to note that their world map appears to be in the Oops-Greenland-looks-too-big-and-some-people-flip-out-about-that-so-let's-just-shrink-it-a-bit-nobody-cares-about-Greenland-and-it-doesn't-have-any-data-anyway Projection. A little horizontal squishing got a Miller Cylindrical Projection (red outlines) to fit nicely over the IMF's map (orange and green), with Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago conspicuously mismatched (Severnaya Zemlya and Svalbard look a bit off too, though I can't tell if that's just my imperfect sqishing or if they really manipulated that too).

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