Map Projections: A Reference Manual

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CRC Press, Jun 28, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 352 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 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
89
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
Choice and identification of map projections
235
Problems and directions of automation in obtaining and applying
249
Summary of miscellaneous projections with references
265
References
279
Index
321
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