Map of world with equator. Features latitude and longitude lines in 15 degree increments complete with explanations. Latitude and longitude measure distances on the earths surface in degrees. But in reality africa is 14 times larger. It shows the location of most of the worlds countries and includes their names where space allows.
It also displays the countries along with the latitudes and longitudes. With the traditional mercator map circa 1569 and still in use in many schoolrooms and boardrooms today greenland and africa look the same size. Political map of the world shown above the map above is a political map of the world centered on europe and africa. World map locates the equator the hemispheres tropic of cancer tropic of capricorn prime meridian and more.
This map displays the geographical coordinates the latitude and the longitude of the world. In response to such discrepancies dr. This map shows diametrically opposite location named antipode or antipodal point. It divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres and forms the imaginary reference line on the earths surface from which latitude is reckoned.
The equator and the prime meridian. Latitude and longitude start with two lines. The peters map is an area accurate projection of the earths surface. The mercator world map of 1569 is titled nova et aucta orbis terrae descriptio ad usum navigantium emendate accommodata renaissance latin for new and more complete representation of the terrestrial globe properly adapted for use in navigation.
Arno peters created a new world map that. Equator great circle around the earth that is everywhere equidistant from the geographic poles and lies in a plane perpendicular to the earths axis. Technically speaking even referring to the earth with words like up or down or comparing places with words above or below is flawed considering that the earth is a spherical body its actually slightly fatter.