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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This paper discusses the establishment of map projection and principal scales in mid-17th and early 18th century maps of China, taken primarily from well-preserved early editions of two significant atlases, available at the National Library of Australia (NLA).
[ix] Snyder JP (1993) Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projection. University of Chicago Press: Chicago.
(2014), "Modified perspective cylindrical map projection", Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer, 7(4): 1559-1565.
Figure 3 is the equirectangular texture map projection of the environment depicted in the cubic texture map in Fig.
The map projection is close to the naked-eye sky, with star sizes that make it easy to navigate.
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.
Would a different reference frame or a different map projection
In this section, we present the derivation of the map projection approximately in the manner it was developed and the formula will be deduced based on the projection formula of the central line of the side-looking region already presented.
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.