Articles related to map projections
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 ...
Peters Projection - Geography - About.com
A discussion of the Peters projection map and its supposed invention by Dr. Arno Peters and the controversy surrounding the Peters map.
Mercator Projection - Geography - About.com
The Mercator projection was developed in 1569 by Gerardus Mercator as a navigation tool. Like the Peters map, the grid is rectangular and lines of latitude and ...
Alternatives to the Mercator Projection and Peters Projection
A discussion of the available alternatives to the rectangular coordinate maps such as the Mercator Projection and the Peters Projection.
Gerardus Mercator - Inventors - About.com
A map projection is used to portray all or part of the round Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion. For example, the basic Mercator ...
Do Maps Create or Represent Reality? - Geography - About.com
Apr 27, 2002 ... There is currently a debate raging over which commonly used map projection is the “best” projection. Among a multitude of options, there are a ...
John Paul Goode - Geography - About.com
A biographical overview of John Paul Goode, the cartographer and geographer who developed a new map projection and published the famous Goode's World ...
Understand Maps - Geography - About.com
Learn how to read a map, understand latitute and longitude, identify projections, and more.
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 ...
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 ...