Maps Prove The Flat Earth Deception

This website exposes the flat earth deception and proves that the earth is globe shaped.

This page discusses maps which prove that the earth is a globe, not flat.

The continent of Australia appears to be really wide on the north-polar azimuthal projection, because it distorts the southern hemisphere.  This proof alone proves that it is not a flat earth map, and that it is just a projection of the globe earth.

This page discusses maps which prove that the earth is a globe, not flat.

The map that flat-earthers use actually represents the globe earth!

It’s a north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection, also called an azimuthal map projection. These maps can be centered from anywhere, but the north pole is the most common reference point.

You can make them on this Azimuthal Map Generator website, you just need to define the center point with longitude and latitude.

This is centered on the North Pole:

North Poles Equidistant map project is not a flat earth map

It is a projection of a globe earth onto a 2D map, that has straight meridian lines, with distances from the pole represented correctly.

It’s what you would see from the top of the globe earth, with the bottom hemisphere expanded out into the outer circles.

It’s not a proportionally correct map, as it exaggerates the size of countries in the southern hemisphere, as you can see with Australia, which is huge.

Australia is at the 45 degree south line, so on that map it’s twice the normal size.

If the bottom of the globe was water, then the edge of the map would have just been blue.

Since the continent of Antarctica is on the very bottom of the globe, the only way to represent it on a north-polar equidistant projection map is to spread it out around the outer circle, as all of the longitudinal (meridian) lines point down to it.

Here is one that is centered from the South Pole in Antarctica. You can see that the continents that are north of the equator are disproportionate. Note that Australia is correctly represented as it is close to Antarctica.

Antartica south pole azimuthal map proces the flat earth theory is false

Here is one that is centered around the middle of the U.S., from Denver.  Once again, the continents that are on the opposite side of the globe from the U.S. are disproportionately spread out in the outer circle.

Azimuthal flat earth map centered in the Denver

Now look back at the above projection maps that are based from the South Pole and America.  Because there is no land mass directly opposite of the center point, there is no land ring on the outside of the circle.  It is just ocean.

Now let’s look at the north-pole equidistant map again. As I previously noted, the white land mass that encircles the map represents the continent of Antarctica, which is distorted by the map being flared out.

Every meridian line that originates from the North Pole runs down to the South Pole.

Globe earth meridian lines

So on the north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection below, the red circle represents the South Pole, as all of the meridian lines connect from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Equidistant map outside edge represents the south pole, invalidating the flat earth theory

All of the meridian lines point down to the South Pole, which on this map is the red dot.

Flat earth antarctic map

If you look at the land mass that encircles the azimuthal equidistant map projection, it is not uniform.  The land mass is thicker on the right side.  And there are some areas that are recessed.

That circular land mass is the continent of Antarctica spread out wide, and the .

Now look at this image that keeps the land mass around the outside edge, and has the continent of Antarctic in the middle, as that is what is on the bottom of the globe.  The land mass is exaggerated, as the outside ring representation is exaggerated.  The continent is inverted to match the inverted outer circle, as the equidistant view is from the top down.

The flat earth map ice ring is actually antarctica

Look at the left side of the continent, which is small compared to the right side.  That matches the thin land mass of the left, compared to the right.

Now look at the peninsula on the left lower side at 240 degrees.  It matches the peninsula on Antarctica.

The top of the circle is very thin and has a recess.

That matches the curvature of the top of Antarctica.

On the bottom right at 110 degrees, there is a small indentation.

That matches the bay on the southeast part of Antarctica.

Let’s take it one step further.  The bottom left red line shows that the meridian lines runs from the bay of Antarctica through South America. The bottom left red lines shows that the meridian line runs from the small bay runs through Asia.  The top red line shows that the meridian line runs from the other large bay in between North America and Russia.

Flat Earth map is equidistant map

The azimuthal equidistant map projection is only a tool, to help determine distances and flight maps on a globe earth.

Every time a flat-earther posts an explanation about direct airplane flights that they say is wrong on a globe earth; they are using this equidistant map, which is a globe map.

This Air Map Of The World from 1945 tells the truth, that the north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection represents a globe.

Notice that it doesn’t have an ice wall!  That is because they didn’t include the continent of Antarctica, because it is so greatly distorted.

azimuthal equidistant projection map is not a flat earth map

Here is the call out box on the top right:

This Air Map Of The World from 1945 tells the truth, that the north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection represents a globe.

It says “Since it is impossible to spread the surface of a globe on a flat surface without distortion, all maps are distorted in some respects.  In this map the distortion occurs in the east and west distances.  This distortion increases gradually from the North Pole to the Equator, and then quite rapidly to the outer limits.  The distortion of the Antarctic areas would be so great that these are not shown.”

So they didn’t even include the supposed ‘ice wall’, because it’s not an ice wall; it’s the continent of Antarctica, which is greatly distorted by the algorithm used to make the projection map.  Since Antarctica is opposite of the North Pole on the globe earth, the only way for the program to render it was to stretch it out as a circle.  The outer circle is the South Pole.   The continent has been inverted.

Flat earthers cite the Gleason’s New Standard Map Of The World as a flat earth map.

Alex Gleason wrote a book called “Is The Bible From Heaven – Is The Earth A Globe?’, in which he explains his flat earth theory.

Flat earthers cite the Gleason's New Standard Map Of The World as a flat earth map.

He applied for a patent for his map projection, which describes the map’s use as a time calculator for students. Here is what the patent image looks like, which has two hands on it, which spin around the north pole.

But the most important passage from his patent description is this:

“The map is not so extorted (distorted) as to lose the relative latitude and longitude of any places on the land or sea, but retains all latitudes and longitudes of places agreeing with other recognized authors; and as the proper relations of continents and countries all stand in their relative position to each other, they are thus impressed upon the mind of the student.”

Note: the words extorted and extorsion obviously mean distorted and distortion, as that makes sense when speaking about latitude and longitude on a projection map.

Alex Gleason is saying that the map projection has distortions; because is was derived from some other shape.  That is what a north-polar azimuthal projection is, a projection of the 3D globe onto a 2D graphic.

The extorsion (distortion) of the map from that of a globe consists, mainly in the straightening out of the meridian lines allowing each to retain their original value from Greenwich, the equator to the two poles.”

Alex Gleason proclaimed that it is a projection of a globe, which maintains the integrity of the meridian lines.

And note his phrasing “the equator to the two poles.” A flat Earth does not have two poles.

They cite that the U.N. mocks us by using a flat earth map.

Once again, it is simply a equidistant map, which represents the globe earth in a 2D format.  How else would they, or anyone, represent the globe to show all of the continents in a 2D format?

Goofy flat earth explanations about Astronomy:

Here is their flawed explanation of the path of the International Space Station. There is no integrity with flat earth explanations like this. The map on the top is obviously not a good representation of a globe, as it’s a flat map with the countries side by side. The bottom image is a good representation of a globe, as it is a north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection map of the globe earth.

International Space Station path around a globe misrepresented by flat earthers

So they misrepresented the globe map, and then used a real globe map as supposed proof of the flat earth. Ya’ll need to wake up! The north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection map represents the globe earth. It is not a flat-earth map. By using that map you are proving the globe earth. Such irony!!!

International Space Station path around a globe

First of all, the image they use of the globe positions the two continents side by side, but they are on opposite sides of the globe, so it is a misrepresentation, which distorts the flight path going across the ocean.  Of course, flight paths stay over land as much as possible for obvious reasons.

Then they use an equidistant map as their supposed flat earth map, to show the direct flight route.  The anazimuthal equidistant map projection which shows distances and directions accurately from the center point. In this case, it shows the optimal flight path from England to Texas, which is direct and stays over land as much as possible.

Flat earth flight map of plane from England to Texas

Here is the same flight path on a globe, which is the same as on the supposed flat earth map. You can use this echalk utility to see the direct flight path on the globe, which will match the equidistant map which the flat-earthers mistakenly use.

Globe earth England to Texas flight path, same as supposed flat earth map

Here’s another example. Again the image on the left is a bad representation of a globe, and the image on the right is a globe equidistant projection map.

airline flight supposedly proves the flat earth

This all gets proved out with a picture of the flight on the globe earth

Los Angeles to Taiwan flat earth example exposed


Flat earth believers make memes about flight paths using an equidistant map for their explanation.  The irony is that is exactly what an equidistant map is for, as it represents the globe in 2D, to map out direct flights.

Here is a list of the types of map projections, of the globe earth.





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David Batcheller June 4, 2017 at 12:56 am

I’m still convinced the Earth is a “flat” mountainous oceanic plains and valleys filled object created by Vishnu or some other mysterious Deity. And I know that we can’t really fly beyond the Big Blue Sky. Why? Because there’s no air in a vacuum, so our “spaceships” would have nothing to push off against to maintain motion, and the Van Allen Radiation Belt would destroy all machinery and men. NASA is a bunch of con-men, and they can’t fool everybody forever. The Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it just like all other celestial objects, and I know my eyes are not being deceived, there is no “apparent” motion of the Sun. It occurs just the way we see it. Put that in your scientific pipe and smoke it!


David June 4, 2017 at 3:37 am

Wow, you’ve convinced me David! What an amazing explanation! I’ll get to work on removing this website right away! 😛


William Martin June 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

No need for sarcasm… All anyone has to do is go to YouTube and watch Eric Dubay’s ” HISTORY OF THE FLAT EARTH,” Video. The run time is 1 hr. 36. Min. After watching from beginning to end, if you still believe we live on a wobbling, spinning ball, flying thru space at breakneck speeds, Then you are TRULY an absolute IDIOT!!!


David June 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

I love the irony William, for the Jesuit’s created this deception so that people would call flat earthers, ‘idiots’! All you have to do is read the explanations on the home page of this website to see proof that the earth is not flat. The very reason that you see a consistent horizon line, based on your viewer height, is because the earth is curved. If it was flat, you would be able to see much further.


Paradox June 11, 2017 at 5:56 am

Really? Such a special eyes that could see an object thousand kilometres, do you understand about perspective matter?

Liz Botica August 27, 2017 at 3:43 am

So true David, with modern day telescopes we should be able to prove that the earth were indeed flat. But no, no one has come and done just that. It is a beautiful, spinning globe and has been photographed many many times from outer space.

Daniel Cox September 14, 2017 at 4:07 am

William Martin Is it true that Eric Dubay is also a Holocaust denier?


eljohani June 11, 2017 at 5:50 am

Could u please explain me how can the water shape be curved as the water shape is always flat??
Does the gravity force the water to be curved??


David June 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

I don’t pretend to be a scientist, just someone who can see examples of water curving. When ships sail away from you, the bottom of the boat disappears first, proving that the earth is curved.

If the earth were flat, the ships would not drop below the horizon line; they would simply diminish in size until they are so small, that they vanish from your sight.

The Lake Pontchartrain electrical towers prove that water curves over the globe earth.


Joseph July 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Bottom of the boat disappears first due the sea movement. Base the earth curvature by boats are easy, when you put the curve math on prove you see the rabbit hole. There’s MANY examples on MANY places on earth that objects MUST NOT be seeing at distance, but we can see clearly.

And about boats, when you see some boat disappearing on horizon, zoom it with some camera with huge zoom or some telescope. You will see it ENTIRELY, swing on waves.


David July 5, 2017 at 12:39 am

You can zoom in on boats that are close to the horizon, but you cannot see ships that have sailed past the horizon.


Rabendra July 3, 2017 at 4:32 am

NASA may very well be con men. The logo itself is telling. The ISS live feed goofs are telling. The lack of photos in Life Magazines July 1969 issue is telling. The astronauts testimonies are telling. But that does not mean they’re lying about the shape of the earth, they seem to be lying about how far we’ve gotten into space. I too, found some merit in the flat earth theory, but it ultimately fails for me because the sun and moon do not get smaller on the horizon; if anything, they look larger. And the opposite star rotation pattern in north and south hemispheres, and the shadow of earth during a lunar eclipse. This is a very informative site, thank you. While we continue to learn, let’s stay respectful of one another’s views, as we all have different filters and defenses that taint how we believe. Science is always in flux, none of us are God, none of us know it all. We never will! So sarcasm and name calling are not necessary, and only show pride and insecurity. Be kind… paradigm shifts in our worldviews require it; we’re all on this journey together.


David July 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Thank you for sharing your perspective Rabendra! Yeah, in my research I’ve found enough proof to know that the Earth is not flat; namely the witness of the sun and moon. Sadly, most flat earthers can’t see the logical explanations that are provided here. 🙁


Geoffrey L Boller August 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm

“and the shadow of earth during a lunar eclipse”

Actually this proves the earth is either not as large as they claim ( a quarter the size of the earth ) or that the photos of the earth from the Apollo missions taken from the moon is fake. Here is why….take a look at how small the bandwidth is of the trajectory of the lunar eclipse scheduled for August 21 of this year. At a MINIMUM the shadow should be equal to a size that is 25% of the earth ( meaning it would envelope the entirety of North America ), and that’s not even including the fact that the shadow of objects get BIGGER the further away it appears from the object itself. And also they just mock us by saying this will be an important event to better understand the corona of the Sun….the claim the temperature is higher at the outer part of the sun than it would be at the center is absolutely ludicrous. They want us to believe that the further we move away from the campfire, the hotter it gets LOL.


Geoffrey L Boller August 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

I meant to write the moon is either not as large as they claim, not the earth.


David August 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

The challenge with your explanation Geoffrey is that on the flat earth model, the sun is circling south of the United States; so there is no way for flat earthers to explain how a solar eclipse occurs across the United States in a near straight line. This image shows what I mean.


Rudi July 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

I find it so funny that all of this is for nothing… its the globe map that is a projection of the flat maritime map. Maritime maps are the most accurate to date, because, yeah…. the water is flat and always level.


David July 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The north-polar azimuthal projection is an accurate map for projected flight paths, distance, and times; but it greatly distorts land masses in the outer circle, as you can see with Australia which looks twice as big as it really is. It is for nothing, because flat earthers are using a globe map.


Angelina August 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm

The scientific experiment “Airy’s failure”, proved it was the aether carrying the stars over the stationery earth! The mainstream science community only labeled it a “failure” to silence dissent because it did not prove the Earth was spinning. It PROVED the plane(t) was stationery! This experiment is documented, repeatable and PROOF the Earth is not a spinning ball. All globe believers believe in theories only! Gravity, relativity, the big bang etc. all are just theories! They have not been proven by any repeatable testable scientific experiments. The degree of the cover up of true science is astounding. They purposely leave out any scientific evidence that may point to flat stationery Earth…


David August 24, 2017 at 3:29 am

The irony of your comment Angelina is that there is a vast collection of evidence from astrophotography; from being able to predict solar and lunar eclipses, comets, meteor showers, etc.; from programs such as Stellarium and CyberSky5 which tell you where stars and planets will be today, 1 year from now, 100 years ago, etc.; geodesic measurements of all of the continents, which shows arc angles, which proves that the earth is curved; to satellite imagery, such as was captured on 08-21-17 of the shadow of the solar eclipse passing over America, and weather satellites; etc. AND THERE IS NO COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE FLAT EARTH! The earth may be geocentric and stationary, but it not flat and it is not enclosed in a glass dome!


Ray Brown September 2, 2017 at 6:41 am

As a matter of fact it is gravity that keeps water level on the surface of earth. Since the Earth is virtually spherical every thing on the surface natural or man made is attracted to the center of mass. The earth’s mass attracts smaller objects. Every thing is being pulled down directly towards Earth’s center from where ever it’s on or in the earth. Ocean levels are also attracted by the mass of sun and moon. The gravitational pull of the entire universe are what push and pulls at the planets. The planets orbit the sun because of its greater mass just as Earth’s and other planets’ moons are kept in track by the respective body’s. Your body and counter gravity to some degree. When that counter action is disturbed by tripping on something etc, gravity takes over until your body falls on a greater mass-the ground. Unless you fall into a hole leading to the center of mass at Earth’s core. That’s why the earth is “round” everything is equally being pulled to the center by gravity.


David September 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Thank you for providing a sound, logical explanation Ray!


Cam September 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Gravity is not even proven and is a theory FYI. And if gravity is that strong and powerful to hold the oceans down and keep all the cars/boats/ships/humans/animals to stick to the ground, then why do small birds, insects, flies, fog or smoke defy it so easily being so light and weak in comparison? If they defy it, then they must be stronger than all the oceans, humans and objects on earth. So that is really idiotic and naive to think like that. If you want to believe a lie, then you would even lie to yourself to believe it. The earth is flat. Believe your own senses which help you walk straight (as every step you take, you defy the so called gravity), and see that the ground you are on is not moving a bit nor you see any curve no matter where you look or how high you go.

Stop being so ignorant thinking your so called scientists are independent people who are working for humanity or truth because they are not. They lie to you because their employers tell them to do so or they would have no jobs if they didn’t.

It does not take much brain to find out the truth, but what you are doing David is to scientifically prove to everyone that you have no knowledge nor any common sense. So my advise to you is to get over it. The earth is flat.


David September 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Your comment shows your lack of common sense. You cite that light things defy gravity, but that is simply because they don’t have a lot of mass/density to be pulled down by the force of gravity. They use other forces to overcome the light downward pull.

Speaking of, you say that walking defies gravity, but walk over a cliff and see what happens. Do you levitate like the Road Runner? No, you fall. Why? It’s called gravity, the downward pull of the mass of the globe Earth.

To proclaim that every scientist is in on the conspiracy is ridiculous!

Flat earthers can’t even explain how the moon displays the different phases, as you proclaim that the sun does not illuminate the moon. And you call me ignorant? It’s not rocket science!


Duncan December 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Cam, if you understood F=GMm/r^2 then you’d understand. I imagine you slept through that class though.


David June 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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