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Map Projection

A projection which maps a Sphere (or Spheroid) onto a Plane. No projection can be simultaneously Conformal and Area-Preserving.

See also Airy Projection, Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection, Axonometry, Azimuthal Equidistant Projection, Azimuthal Projection, Behrmann Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Bonne Projection, Cassini Projection, Chromatic Number, Conic Equidistant Projection, Conic Projection, Cylindrical Equal-Area Projection, Cylindrical Equidistant Projection, Cylindrical Projection, Eckert IV Projection, Eckert VI Projection, Four-Color Theorem, Gnomonic Projection, Guthrie's Problem, Hammer-Aitoff Equal-Area Projection, Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection, Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Map Coloring, Mercator Projection, Miller Cylindrical Projection, Mollweide Projection, Orthographic Projection, Polyconic Projection, Pseudocylindrical Projection, Rectangular Projection, Sinusoidal Projection, Six-Color Theorem, Stereographic Projection, van der Grinten Projection, Vertical Perspective Projection



Dana, P. H. ``Map Projections.''

Hunter College Geography. ``The Map Projection Home Page.''

Snyder, J. P. Map Projections--A Working Manual. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1987.

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