Map Projections: A Reference Manual

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CRC Press, Dec 19, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 328 pages
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 take
 

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Contents

1 General theory of map projections
1
2 Map projections with straight parallels
49
3 Map projections with parallels in the shape of concentric circles
89
4 Map projections with parallels in the shape of nonconcentric circles
135
5 Projections for topographic and namedquadrangle maps projections used in geodesy
155
6 Map projection research
171
7 Best and ideal map projections projections satisfying given conditions of representation
193
8 Numerical methods in mathematical cartography
229
References
279
Appendix 1
295
Appendix 2
299
Appendix 3
304
Appendix 4
307
Appendix 5
312
Appendix 6
315
Appendix 7
317

9 Choice and identification of map projections
235
10 Problems and directions of automation in obtaining and applying map projections
249
11 Summary of miscellaneous projections with references
265
Appendix 8
319
Index
321
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