The Flat Earth

Have you ever tried peeling an orange and laying the peel out on a flat surface? Difficult, isn't it?

As soon as you try and make a chart, paper or electronic, you run up against the problem of transforming a spherical surface into a flat sheet. It's fine if the area covered is no bigger than a football ground, but if you want a sizeable portion of land or sea, you just can't do it easily.

Strictly speaking, mariners and aviators use charts, while maps are used on land, though for serious navigation on land, such as in the desert, and then we are back to charts again.

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