Unformatted text preview: squares become distorted into rectangles and usually angled up or down slightly. Therefore, of course there is natural distortion of shape and size. I even remember some years ago I thought that Alaska was huge (which it does seem, almost half the size of Canada!) until I saw a photograph. Alaska is definitely large, but no where near the size that it is portrayed on a map....
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- Spring '12
- U.S. state, Aleutian Islands, latitudinal lines