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Choosing a map projection

Author: Miljenko Lapaine; E Lynn Usery
Series: Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography. Publications of the International Cartographic Association, ICA (Print)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miljenko Lapaine; E Lynn Usery
ISBN: 9783319518343 3319518348
OCLC Number: 994208148
Description: 1 vol. (X-360 p.) : ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Which Map is Best?.- Choosing a World Map.- Matching the Map Projection to the Need.- Map Projections and the Internet.- Cartograms as Map Projections.- Anamorphoses as a Method of Visualization.- Map Pojections in Planetary Cartography.- Combining World Map Projections.- A Guide to Selecting Map Projections for World and Hemisphere Maps.- The Logic of Selecting an Appropriate Map Projection in a Decision Support System (DSS).- Short History on Map Projections.- Famous People and Map Projections.- Basics of Geodesy for Map Projections.
Series Title: Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography. Publications of the International Cartographic Association, ICA (Print)
Responsibility: Miljenko Lapaine, E. Lynn Usery, editors.

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