Africa in Perspective

Above: Francis Ntsikithi one of Africa Media Online’s digitisation team members in the Digitisation Centre at the Vukani Museum which was set up by Africa Media Online with funding from the National Lottery. Africa Media Online spend a number of weeks at the museum digitising their entire collection of Zulu basketware and other artifacts. Behind Francis are other team members, Magloire Marango and Steven Ntsikithi. PHOTO: David Larsen
I came across this map not so long ago that put Africa in the correct perspective. Traditional cartographic projections do not do our continent justice because Africa is over the equator and other land masses closer to the poles so they appear larger than they are. Kai Krause created this map to show how very large Africa really is in comparison to other land masses in the world. The image is in the public domain so you can use it. Spread it around. It’s good to gain a real view of Africa!

Above: Click on the image to go through to see how this was calculated