Choosing a Map Projection

Springer
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This book offers a much-needed critical approach to the intelligent use of the wide variety of map projections that are rapidly and inexpensively available today. It also discusses the distortions that are immanent in any map projection.

A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme distortions are smaller than those in any other projection used to map the same area and in which the map properties match its purpose. Written by leading experts in the field, including W. Tobler, F.C. Kessler, S.E. Battersby, M.P. Finn, K.C. Clarke, V.S. Tikunov, H. Hargitai, B. Jenny and N. Frančula. This book is designed for use by laymen.

The book editors are M. Lapaine and E.L. Usery, Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the ICA Commission on Map Projections for the period 2011-2015.


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Springer
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Published on
Apr 4, 2017
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9783319518350
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / General
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
Science / Environmental Science
Social Science / Human Geography
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / General
Technology & Engineering / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
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