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Published by M. Dekker in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Map projection.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPorter W. McDonnell, Jr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGA110 .M25
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4410151M
ISBN 100824768302
LC Control Number79013560

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booklet provides a conceptual introduction to map projections, coordinate systems, and geodetic da-tums. We will begin with the latter concept. The shape of the Earth and the geodetic datum concept are covered on pages Page discuss map scale and the basics of coordinate systems. Map projections are introduced on pages , and pages. Additional Physical Format: Online version: McDonnell, Porter W., Introduction to map projections. Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Landmark Enterprises, © Groups of map projections, a brief introduction. Since you can filter by projection type (in the selection by thumbnail), I’d like to offer a brief introduction to the different types available.. I will confine myself mostly to optical differences, I am not going to explain how they are constructed mathematically or why they are called»cylindric«etc. Other map projections have different drawbacks. Maps also have a scale. A scale tells you the ratio of a distance on the map to the actual distance in real life. For example, a scale of 25,

The book starts with a brief introduction with an account of the evolution of projections and explanations of such terms as antipodal coincidences and extended graticules, and various types of. Map projection concerns the science of mathematical cartography, the techniques by which the Earth's dimensions, shape and features are translated in map form, be that two-dimensional paper or two- or three- dimensional electronic representations. The central focus of this book is on the theory of map projections. Mathematical cartography also takes in map scales and their variation, the Reviews: 1. 4 • Understanding Map Projections SPHEROIDS AND SPHERES The shape and size of a geographic coordinate system’s surface is defined by a sphere or spheroid. Although the earth is best represented by a spheroid, the earth is sometimes treated as a sphere to File Size: 1MB. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public Size: 8MB.