PROJECTING A 3D ROUND EARTH ONTO A 2D PLAIN SURFACE (ACCURATELY) IS MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE. THERE ARE A NUMBER PROJECTIONS, ALL ARE GOOD FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSE, BUT NEVER ACCURATE. GOOGLE MAPS USES MERCATOR PROJECTION, IT MAINTAINS COUNTRY SHAPE AND STREET ANGLE VERY WELL, BUT HAS A HUGE SIZE DISTORTION PROBLEM. THE COUNTRIES CLOSER TO ARCTIC OCEAN AND SOUTERN OCEAN APPEARS LARGER. THE BEST WAY TO OBSERVE A MAP IS USING THE GLOBE.