The round Earth on flat paper: 2016 CIA document emerges

Why would this document emerge in 2016?

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(INTELLIHUB) — An intriguing declassified Central Intelligence Agency document dated November 9, 2016, is peculiarly titled: “The Round Earth On Flat paper.”

The document gives three methods of drawing maps on flat paper which are:

  • Orthographic
  • Stereographic
  • Genomonic

Additionally, the document lists the problems with trying to fit a globe map onto a flat paper.

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