When you live in a place to which the adjective “small” is often applied (“small Island,” “Canada’s Smallest Province”, etc.), it’s easy to become a little obsessed with issues of relative geography. Just how small? So I built a little experiment — The PEI vs. The World Machine — to allow comparisons to be made. Like How big is Charlottetown’s airport compared to Toronto’s? or How big is the neighbourhood I grew up in compared to the neighbourhood where I live now? or How does Miami Beach compare to Cavendish Beach?.
Try it it for yourself: as you zoom one map, the other will zoom in sync. You can scroll either map to any location (meaning, of course, that you can use this to compare two places that aren’t Prince Edward Island too!).
Note: as latitude changes, so does the scale of the map, so watch the scale bar in the bottom-left of each map.