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Is there a map that displays every country at its correct relative size?

Yes. Every equal-area map displays all countries (and other areas) in their correct relative size. Inevitably, they don't show the correct shape (unless you're looking at a globe). Personally, my ...
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Where to find an accurate Mercator Projection world image?

You can use Generic Mapping Tools (GMT): http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/ It's a command line tool for (among other things) plotting maps and geographical data. Works best on Linux/Mac but also on Windows....
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Is there a map that displays every country at its correct relative size?

This is pretty straight forward. The traditional map is very good for longitude and latitude. It's pretty lousy for the shapes and sizes of the continents cause everything close to the poles is ...
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Inconsistency between topographic survey and Google Earth

It's almost certainly a difference in the UTM zones. In most zones, the minimum easting value is 160,000 mE and the max is 834,000 mE (at the equator). People sometimes use the 'wrong' zone (i.e. not ...
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What is the maximum value of Easting in UTM coordinates?

You are correct about the maximum value, you just have the easting and northing backwards. In your first example, the easting is 414668 m and the northing is 6812844 m. The convention is eastings ...
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What map projection preserves latitude?

A cylindrical projection with a vertically oriented cylinder which is tangent to the Equator produces a map that you are looking for. In this kind of map projection, all the points on the same ...
3 votes

Is there a map that displays every country at its correct relative size?

Found in https://twitter.com/amazingmap I can't personally vouch for accuracy. From tweet, several complaints about Antarctica, "wrong pole", etc. New favourite map projection. Hellereal Boreal ...
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Distortion-free map of all continents

I've been searching for a map that shows all continents in their actual size that is free of projection distortion, to no avail That's because such a thing does not exist. A projection by definition ...
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map projections that minimises differences

I am sorry, but this type of linear map can't exist. You said that you want to minimize differences, so you want to make small countries bigger. But unfortunately, big countries become bigger too (...
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What is the maximum value of Easting in UTM coordinates?

The circumference of the Earth at the equator is ~40,075km. Given that each UTM Zone is 6 degrees spaced in Longitude, there are then 60 UTM Zones around the globe. Each Zone is thus 40,075/60 or ~...

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