Thread: Earth Map wrong
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
01-17-2010, 12:00 AM
1. Map projections distort. A mercator projection vs a textured and perspective rendered sphere are going to appear different. I highly doubt earth's texture map is anything more than a polished version of publicly available maps, and the difference you see is nothing but a projection distortion.

2. Who cares.