Drew Roos made a thing that lets you move the poles of the Mercator projection to anywhere in the world. As you probably know, map projections all have their pros and cons since there are challenges that come with transforming a globe onto a two-dimensional surface. The Mercator projection, one of the most well-known, distorts as you approach the poles. The scale approaches infinity actually, which is why we’re used to seeing a Greenland that is bigger than Africa. (It’s not.) Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data. I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard … We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think. Source.