The Albers equal-area conic projection, or Albers projection, is a ...more on Wikipedia about "Albers projection"
The azimuthal equidistant projection is a particular map projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Azimuthal equidistant projection"
The Behrmann Projection is a cylindrical map projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Behrmann projection"
A Bonne projection is a pseudoconical equal-area map projection, sometimes called a dépôt de la guerre or a Sylvanus projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bonne projection"
A Bottomley projection is an equal-area map projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bottomley projection"
In mathematics, a conformal map is a function which preserves angles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Conformal map"
The Craig retroazimuthal map projection was created by James Ireland Craig in 1909. It is a cylindrical projection preserving the direction from any place to another, predetermined place while avoiding some of the bizarre distortion of the Hammer retroazimuthal projection. It is sometimes known as the Mecca projection because Craig, who'd worked in Egypt as a cartographer, created it to help Muslims find their qibla. ...more on Wikipedia about "Craig retroazimuthal projection" Made by shortopedia.
The Dymaxion map of the Earth is a projection of a global map onto the surface of a three-dimensional regular solid, which can then be unfolded to a net in many different ways and flattened to form a two-dimensional map which retains most of the relative proportional integrity of the globe map. It was created by Buckminster Fuller, and patented by him in 1946, the patent application showing a projection onto a cuboctahedron. The 1954 version published by Fuller under the title "The AirOcean World Map" used a slightly modified but mostly regular icosahedron as the base for the projection, and this is the version most commonly referred to today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dymaxion map"
In cartography, the equirectangular projection is a modification of the plate carrée projection, with the longitude lines (meridians) spaced closer together, forming rectangles with the latitude lines (parallels) instead of squares. In this projection, there are two standard parallels, resulting in less distortion at mid latitudes, but causing distortion at the Equator. ...more on Wikipedia about "Equirectangular projection"
The Peters World Map or Gall-Peters projection is an orthographic equal-area map projection of the earth. It was published in 1885 by James Gall in the Scottish Geographical Magazine and had been presented by Gall in 1855 at the Glasgow meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (the BA). Other projections which are essentially the same (except for the ratio of the vertical to the horizontal axis) are the Lambert Cylindrical Equal Area, Behrmann Cylindrical Equal Area, Tristran Edwards, and Balthasart. They all use the property that the surface area of a sphere and the curved surface area of the cylinder containing it are the same. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gall-Peters projection"
The gnomonic map projection displays great circles as straight lines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gnomonic projection"
The Goode homolosine projection is an interrupted, pseudocylindrical, equal-area, composite map projection. It is used for world maps. It is useful for raster data representation due to its equal-area property. It is also refered to as Interrupted Goode homolosine projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Goode homolosine projection"
The Hobo-Dyer map projection is an equal area map projection. It is a cylindrical projection, similar to the Gall-Peters projection. The cylinder is usually assumed to wrap around the globe and cut through the surface at 37.5° north and south. Shapes between 45° north and south are relatively well preserved in the Hobo-Dyer projection, but landmasses towards the poles are progressively flattened. The Hobo-Dyer is often used with the south pole at the top of the map . ...more on Wikipedia about "Hobo-Dyer projection"
The Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection, or Lambert azimuthal projection, is an ...more on Wikipedia about "Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection"
Often used for aeronautical charts, a Lambert conformal conic projection in essence superimposes a cone over the sphere of the Earth, with two reference parallels secant to the globe and intersecting it. This minimizes distortion from projecting a three dimensional surface to a two-dimensional surface. Distortion is least along the standard parallels, and increases further from the chosen parallels. As the name indicates, maps using this projection are conformal. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lambert conformal conic projection"
The Lambert cylindrical equal-area projection, or Lambert cylindrical projection, is an ...more on Wikipedia about "Lambert cylindrical equal-area projection"
The Littrow projection is the only conformal retroazimuthal map projection. A retroazimuthal projection is one in which the direction to a fixed location B (the bearing at the starting location A of the shortest route) corresponds to the direction on the map from A to B. ...more on Wikipedia about "Littrow projection"
A map projection is any of many methods used in cartography (mapmaking) to represent the two-dimensional curved surface of the earth or other body on a plane. The term " projection" here refers to any function defined on the earth's surface and with values on the plane, and not necessarily a geometric projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Map projection"
The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection devised by Gerardus Mercator in 1569. Its parallels and meridians are straight lines, and the unavoidable east-west stretching away from the equator is accompanied by a corresponding north-south stretching, so that at each location the east-west scale is the same as the north-south-scale. A Mercator map can never fully show the polar areas; it would be infinitely high. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mercator projection"
The Miller cylindrical projection is a map projection in which the Earth is mapped onto a cylinder. ...more on Wikipedia about "Miller cylindrical projection"
The Mollweide projection is a non-geometric map projection used for geographic maps of the world, also known as the Babinet projection, or elliptical projection. As its more explicit moniker Mollweide equal area projection indicates it sacrifices fidelity to angle and shape in favor of accurate depiction of area. It is used primarily where accurate representation of area takes precedence over shape, for instance small maps depicting global distributions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mollweide projection"
In cartography, an orthographic projection normally is a two-dimensional map of a globe. The shapes and areas are distorted, but distances are preserved along parallels. ...more on Wikipedia about "Orthographic projection (cartography)"
The plate carrée projection or geographic projection or equirectangular projection, is a very simple map projection that has been in use since the earliest days of spherical cartography. The name is from the French for "flat and square". It is a special case of the equidistant cylindrical projection in which the horizontal coordinate is the longitude and the vertical coordinate is the latitude. ...more on Wikipedia about "Plate carrée projection"
A polyconic projection is a conical map projection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Polyconic projection"
The Robinson projection is a map projection used for geographic maps. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robinson projection"
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