The folks at TomTom had good intentions when they shared anonymous traffic data with the Dutch government. They'll use it for improving roads and light timing! Oh, they used it for installing speed cameras? NO MORE DATA FOR YOU!
Map projections were created to display the 3D earth in a 2D space by distorting reality in order to preserve area, direction, distances or shape. The wonderful alternative projections below won't help you navigate an ocean, they just look awesome.