This map is based off the Universal Transverse Mercator. The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) conformal projection uses a 2-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system to give locations on the surface of the Earth. Like the traditional method of latitude and longitude, it is a horizontal position representation, i.e. it is used to identify locations on the Earth independently of vertical position.
Or, in other words, this map was created without the ridiculous imaginary curve that is never witnessed.
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
Indonesia has more land than Mexico and almost double the population. In fact, it’s the 4th largest population in the world. Also, It spans through 3 timezones.
Timezones have always seemed mysterious because of the mass distortions we are use to seeing in everyday globe models.
World Map timezones
The Azimuthal Equidistant map is a fair representation.
Even Chinese ship captains know that South America is not where many are accustomed to believe.