map projection


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map projection

n
(Surveying) a means of representing or a representation of the globe or celestial sphere or part of it on a flat map, using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude

map projection

A device for showing the Earth’s curved surface on a flat sheet.
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Noun1.map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitudemap projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
conformal projection, orthomorphic projection - a map projection in which a small area is rendered in its true shape
conic projection, conical projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
equal-area map projection, equal-area projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
Mercator projection, Mercator's projection - a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator
projection - the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction
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ix] Snyder JP (1993) Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projection.
The map projection is close to the naked-eye sky, with star sizes that make it easy to navigate.
Interestingly, this wider group are all equal area maps, reflected in the original name proposed in 1863--homeotheric--by an early genius of map projection classification, Marie Armand Pascal d'Avezac de Castera-Macaya.
The well-known Mercator map projection, despite it having been originally developed as an invaluable navigation aid, has become implicated in such hegemonic representations as it exaggerates area in high latitudes to the visual and perceptual benefit of Europe.
Thus, the Universal Transverse Mercator system is not a single map projection but a series of map projections, one for each of sixty 6-degree bands of longitude--excluding the polar regions (which are covered by the Military Grid Reference maps).
Which 16th century Flemish geographer devised a system of map projection for navigators that is still in use today?
1) are held fixed, whereas all necessary reductions due to map projection will be considered.
Arno Peters, a German historian and cartographer, developed his map projection in the 1970s.
The study meant to conduct map projection of the future population status for the Omanis according to the age structure till the mid of the current century by using scientific methods and international well-known programme packages in a manner to estimate and meet population needs, availing them and reacting to the change in demographic features of population before reaching these years in a way that serves the strategic interests of the Sultanate.
Which 16th century Flemish cartographer developed a system of map projection that is still in modern use?
Map projection selection is a complex process involving an evaluation of map projection alternatives based on a set of characteristics that describe these projections and types of analyses to be performed.
Pricing is calculated on the area selected, the customer selects the preferred map projection, datum, and file format, and the data can be downloaded directly onto the customer's computer.