Indeed, the triggering event that prompted me to draw a new version wasn’t the bad color choice of the first attempt (for many people, green and red do not play well together), neither the small mistakes in the zone divisions, and not even some political faux pas (not marking Taiwan in the same way as most other sovereign states). After all, the map was drawn on top of an existing one found on Wikipedia, with just minor modifications apart from the gradients.

    The real reason is that just a few months after releasing my map, Russia decided to change the time in most of the country. Since Russia extends to about 3.5% of the world’s area and 11.5% of the emerged lands area, the issue was too obvious to ignore.




posted by ButterflyEffect: 1102 days ago