mendaliv wrote:Yeah looks like ya took a projected image of the Earth and put it on a circle, which it wasn't intended to be projected on. I like the thought but it doesn't quite work.
You get this from Google Maps or something?
The best I can tell, you are correct, it is a Mercator projection just arbitrarily placed on a circle. This is why anartica was left off, because it would not fit the bottom of a circle.
Might I suggest to the artist, that when trying to do something like this, they look at other possible projections. If one were to use something like the Van Der Grinten projection, the result would have been a circle, but the shapes of the continents relative to it would have made sense.