Important characteristics of the Peters Map



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  • The Peters Map is an equal area map.
  • This new map shows all areas - whether countries, continents or oceans - according to their actual size. Accurate comparisons become possible.
  • The Peters Map is an equal axis map.
  • All North-South lines run vertical on this map. Thus, geographic points can be seen in their precise directional relationship.
  • The Peters Map shows equal positions.
  • All East-West Lines run parallel. Thus the relationship of any point on the map to its distance from the equator or the angle of the sun can readily be determined.