Did you know that Greenland is way smaller in reality than we actually see it on many maps? You see is as being about the size of Africa, but you’re wrong. This is because most of the maps we see today are using the Mercator system, a system that preserves shape, but greatly increases the size (area) of countries the more you move to the upper or lower limits of the map.
Most of the way we perceive Earth is through our eyes and we depend on how we see light. Earth can be see in IR or UV maps and even in gravitational maps.
Maps, we can’t live without them. Google is using the Mercator system too. 😀