Upside Down Maps (also known as "Reversed" or "South-Up" maps) fascinate in a way no other maps can.
Who says north is up anyway? It is a completely arbitrary convention.
Seeing the world from an "upside-down" perspective is like seeing the world for the first time. We can notice geographic features that get tuned out when always viewing the earth the same way.
More fundamentally, viewing the world map turned upside down forces us to re-think our presumptions and question conventional wisdom, in general...
Upside Down Maps are great for the workplace and classrooms, as they create an open atmosphere which encourages free thinking. This helps students and colleagues to:
At the most basic level, our maps inspire curiosity about our world.
- Create new ideas
- View problems from a different viewpoint and break through constraints
- Identify effective solutions
Continue at our Upside Down Map page to learn all about the history and effect of map orientation, and view many example maps of areas shown with upside down perspective.
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