Mapping Footballs

One world, our world, in the hands of every child.

I have been involved with maps in one way or another my whole life and so I am instantly drawn to articles or documentaries that refer; maps or mapping. This post from “Upworthy” shows a humorous clip from the “West Wing” and an interesting image showing the relative sizes of countries in an African context. View Clip

I’m not going to get into the relative merits of different map projections other than to say they are all wrong (to some degree) and they are all correct (to some degree).

The only representation of our globe that comes even close to global correctness is a globe. So rather than argue which projection to use in schools lets do this:

Every ball, used in every sport, in every school, in every country should have an image of the globe printed on it. Just the shapes mind you; no political borders and certainly not the names of any countries.

One world, our world, in the hands of every child. Imagine!