Peters Puts the Pacific in the Middle

The equal area Peters Map has attracted more press coverage, both praise and criticism, than any other map in history. It was featured in the hit TV show,The West Wing. Now, for the first time in North America, the Peters Map is available with one more novel, thought-provoking twist... the Pacific Ocean is in the middle. The map can be seen at

Amherst, MA, September 12, 2007 --( The original Peters Map, often referred to as "cartography's defining moment", now offers one more novel twist -- the Pacific Ocean in the middle. The first major revision since its introduction in 1974, this new Peters Projection map shifts the focus from land masses to the oceans. "This new map feels quite different from the Africa-centered Peters Map", explains publisher Bob Abramms of ODT, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Peters maps in North America. "The new map has a surprising visual focus."

Arno Peters "equal area" projection map has popularized a world-view emphasizing accurate sizes and proportions. The Peters map has attracted worldwide press coverage-both praise and criticism-garnered more attention than any other map in history, and was featured on the hit TV show, The West Wing.

The new Pacific-Centered Peters map is a physical relief map, with bold colors illustrating mountain ranges, oceans, and the earth's varied terrain. Published in a folded, road-map format, it opens to about 2 feet by 3 feet and, like its larger, politically-energized predecessor, features information panels with key map comparisons. The back is loaded with valuable web references. The 14 sites listed include more information on Dr. Peters, free maps in outline versions and other resources for teachers, including lesson plans, teaching tips and comparisons of Peters and other map projections.

Abramms noted that ODT wanted to produce a more affordable version of the classic Peters map. This folded version not only fills that need, but also continues Arno Peters legacy of making size comparisons more accurate and making map images more provocative.

The new Pacific Centered Peters map can be seen at
To see the map: Go to
Teacher resources are available for free download at:
and also at (click on FREE MAPS & MORE! on left tool bar)

Paper folded version, $9.95, ISBN# : 1-931057-14-1
Amherst MA

Bob Abramms
Fax: 413-549-3503