Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 8 months ago

If the Earth is round, how come the maps are flat?

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  • 8 months ago

    Time constraints & rotational inconsistencies.

  • 8 months ago

    Because paper is flat.

    Not all maps are flat. A globe is a spherical map.

  • 8 months ago

    If ppl 3d IRL, how come photographs are 2d?

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Take a piece of leather (flat) that is cut for a baseball (round).

    But the leather (map) is flat to make a round object!

    Please stop making Americans look bad by this type of question. English posting go to ALL English speaking countries!

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  • 8 months ago

    Because squish.

  • 8 months ago

    If people's heads are round... why are mugshots flat? 

  • goring
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    A map is the representation of geographical location on a flat sheet of paper.Hence projective geometry.The flatness of the earth is measured as the ratio of its area to its volume

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Haven't you ever heard of a flat projection? Obviously not.

  • 8 months ago

    They got mashed flat in the printing press, everybody knows that.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Have you ever tried to fold a ball and put it in your pocket?

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