Feb 08 2018

BBC changes controversial weather map after 13 years, sparks more controversy

published by Ishveena Singh
in blog Geoawesomeness
original entryBBC changes controversial weather map after 13 years, sparks more controversy

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In 2005, the British public service broadcaster BBC ditched its old-style Mercator maps for a tilted/curved version. The aim was to give weather-watchers a more realistic 3D feel, but the zoomed-in viewpoint ended up making Scotland look a lot smaller. Not surprisingly, viewers in the United Kingdom’s north were left fuming, with many calling the […]

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