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Map Projections - Geography - About.com
Map Projections. It is impossible to accurately represent the spherical surface of the earth on a flat piece of paper. While a globe can represent the planet ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa031599.htm
Mercator Projection - Geography
Latitude & Longitude • Map Projections ... Like the Peters map, the grid is rectangular and lines of latitude and longitude are all parallel. The Mercator map was ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa030201b.htm
Peters Projection - Geography - About.com
A discussion of the Peters projection map and its supposed invention by Dr. Arno ... land of equal area equally, all map projections distort the shape of the earth, ...
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Alternatives to the Mercator Projection and Peters Projection
Map Projections ... Compromise projections like the Robinson or Winkle Tripel present the world in a more globe-like look and are strongly encouraged by ...
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa030201c.htm
Do Maps Create or Represent Reality? - Geography - About.com
Apr 27, 2002 ... I'm not talking about consulting the coffee-stained map that makes its ... the most recognized projections; these include the Mercator, the Peters, ...
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/ucmaps.htm
Propaganda Maps - Geography - About.com
Mapmakers utilized misleading map projections to their advantage in the Cold War as well. The Mercator Projection, which distorts land areas, exaggerated the  ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/Propaganda-Maps.htm
How Maps Can Deceive Us - Geography - About.com
Map projections , which accomplish this task, inevitably distort some spatial properties, and must be chosen based on the property that the mapmaker wishes to ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/How-Maps-Can-Deceive-Us.htm
John Paul Goode - Geography - About.com
Dr. Goode devised a useful map projection that changed the way maps were made ... Around 1916, he fused the Homolographic and Sinusoidal projections and ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/John-Paul-Goode.htm
What Is a Map? Basic Information About Maps - Geography
There are several types of map projections, as well as several methods used to achieve these projections. Each projection is most accurate at its center point ...
http://geography.about.com/od/understandmaps/a/whatisamap.htm
Gerardus Mercator - Inventors - About.com
A map projection is used to portray all or part of the round Earth on a flat surface. ... Mercator Projection · Map Projections · Geography Home Page - Geography ...
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