Two Maps

The web mercator based split map to compare countries or places in the world can be grossly inaccurate as much of the world do not lie along the equator. While researching another project I found Cesium which renders the globe accurately in 3d, so I made a new version using Cesium.

Two Maps (Mercator)

I’ve always, whether because of planning a walk, a trip, or just curiosity, wondered how large city X is compared with city Y, or say how Hawaii compares to the Canary Islands.

For example if I’m going to Hawaii and want to drive around the island, getting a sense of the distances relative to a place or area I’m familiar with would give me a better sense of what itinerary is manageable during a day or during the trip given the driving involved.