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Choosing a map projection

Author: Miljenko Lapaine; E Lynn Usery
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] ©2017
Series: Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography., Subseries: Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
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This book offers a much-needed critical approach to the intelligent use of the wide variety of map projections that are rapidly and inexpensively available today. It also discusses the distortions that are immanent in any map projection. A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme distortions are smaller than those in any other projection used to map the same area and in which the map properties match its  Read more...
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Choosing a map projection.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
(OCoLC)965350369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miljenko Lapaine; E Lynn Usery
ISBN: 9783319518350 3319518356
OCLC Number: 981765011
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Contents ; 1 Which Map Is Best?; 1.1 Foreword; 1.2 Which Map Is Best?; 1.3 Scale, Globe Maps and Flat Maps; 1.4 What Kinds of Projections for World Maps Are There?; 1.5 What Are the Kinds of Distortions?; 1.6 Cylindrical Projections; 1.7 Direction and Distance on Map Projections; 1.8 A Final Comment; 2 Choosing a World Map; 2.1 Foreword; 2.2 Flat World Maps; 2.3 Earth to Globe to Projection; 2.4 Attributes and Distortions; 2.5 Classes of Projections for World Maps; 2.5.1 Aspects of Projections; 2.6 Recognizing Distortion; 2.6.1 Distortion Cartoons; 2.6.2 A Final Note. 3 Matching the Map Projection to the Need3.1 Foreward; 3.2 As the Earth Turns; 3.2.1 Meridians and Parallels; 3.2.2 The Earth Viewed from Different Directions; 3.2.3 Time Zones and Meridians; 3.3 Interrupting the World Map; 3.3.1 Symmetrically Interrupted Arrangements; 3.3.2 Non-symmetrically Interrupted Arrangements; 3.3.3 Summary; 3.4 Shaping the World Map; 3.4.1 Concept-Linked Outlines; 3.4.2 Missing and False Frames; 3.4.3 Summary; 3.5 Projecting the Hemisphere; 3.5.1 Hemispheres by the Dozen; 3.5.2 Centering a Hemisphere; 3.6 Centering a Map on the Point of Interest. 3.6.1 Suiting the Projection to the Region3.6.2 Centering a World Map; 3.7 Enlarging the Heart of the Map; 3.7.1 Emphasis Using the Orthographic Projection; 3.7.2 Zooming in with Perspective Views; 3.7.3 Newer Projections that Enlarge the Center; 3.8 Viewing the Earth from Space; 3.8.1 The Direction of Viewing; 3.8.2 The Extent of Coverage; 3.9 Showing Routes for Globe Circlers; 3.9.1 Magellan's Expedition-The First Circumnavigation; 3.9.2 The Flight of Voyager; 3.9.3 Sputnik I-The First Artificial Satellite; 3.9.4 Conclusion; 3.10 Showing the Shortest Routes-Great Circles. 3.10.1 The Azimuthal Equidistant Projection3.10.2 The Gnomonic Projection; 3.10.3 Great Circles on Cylindrical Projections; 3.11 Straightening a Rhumb; 3.11.1 The Navigator's Rhumb; 3.11.2 Plane Charts; 3.11.3 Mercator's Solution; 3.12 Measuring Directions and Distances for the Shortest Routes; 3.12.1 The Oblique Werner Projection; 3.12.2 Retroazimuthal Projections; 3.12.3 Measuring from Two Points; 3.13 Showing Ranges and Rings of Activity; 3.13.1 Ranges and Positions; 3.13.2 Rings of Activity; 4 Map Projections and the Internet; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Map Projection. 4.2 Map Projection Use in Web Map Services4.2.1 Global-Scale Maps; 4.2.2 Web Mercator Issues and Controversies; 4.2.3 Mapping Accuracy; 4.2.4 Map Distortion; 4.2.5 Non-web Mercator Options; 4.2.6 Non-global Scale Map Projections; 4.2.7 Local- and Global-Scale Grid Systems; 4.3 Web-Based Atlases and Map Projections; 4.3.1 A Review of Web-Based Atlases and Their Map Projections; 4.3.2 Web-Based World Atlases; 4.3.3 Web-Based Specialty Thematic Atlases; 4.3.4 Web-Based Atlases of Individual Countries; 4.3.5 Summary of Map Projections and Web-Based World Atlases.
Series Title: Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography., Subseries: Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Responsibility: Miljenko Lapaine, E. Lynn Usery, editors.

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A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme distortions are smaller than those in any other projection used to map the same area and in which the map properties match its purpose.  Read more...

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