Map Projections: A Reference Manual

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Cartographers know that you cannot get a map simply by flattening a globe any more than you can get an anatomical drawing by squashing a spider. Here is a joint Russian-American textbook for advanced or mathematically oriented students and practitioners on the science of transforming the round earth into a two- dimensional representation with specific features and uses. Discusses the calculations for the different types, projection research, choosing the right projection, automation, and other aspects. Revised from Kartograficheskiye Proyektsii: Spravochnoye Posobiye, published in Moscow in 1992. Paper edition (0304-3), $42.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748403042
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 2. General Theory of Map Projections 3. Map Projections with Straight Parallels 4. Map Projections with Parallels in the Shape of Concentric Circles 5. Map Projections with Parallels in the Shape on Nonconcentric Circles 6. Projections for Topographic and Named Quadrangle Maps 7. Research in Map Projections; Best and Ideal Map Projections 8. Numerical Methods in Mathematical Cartography 9. Choice and Identification in Map Projections 10. Problems and Automation in Map Projections 11. Summary of Miscellaneous Map Projections.
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