## Map Projections: A Reference ManualMap 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 division of maps into sets of sheets and nomenclature, and addresses the problems of making measurements and conducting investigations which make use of geodetic measurements and the development of graphical methods for solving problems of spherical trigonometry, marine- and aeronavigation, astronomy and even crystallography. |

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### Contents

Map projections with straight parallels | 49 |

Map projections with parallels in the shape of concentric circles | 99 |

Map projections with parallels in the shape of nonconcentric | 135 |

Projections for topographic and namedquadrangle maps | 155 |

Map projection research | 171 |

Best and ideal map projections projections satisfying given conditions | 193 |

Numerical methods in mathematical cartography | 229 |

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Map Projections: A Working Manual (U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper ... John P. Snyder No preview available - 2012 |

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Page 275 - Explanation of a Projection by Balance of Errors for Maps applying to a very large extent of the Earth's Surface; and Comparison of this projection with other projections.

Page 275 - Icosahedral-gnomonic projection and grid of the world ocean for wave studies. Journal of Geophysical Research, Wash., DC, 73(16) :5125-5132, Aug.