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Introduction to map projections

Porter W. McDonnell

Introduction to map projections

by Porter W. McDonnell

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Published by Landmark Enterprises in Rancho Cordova, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Map projection.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPorter W. McDonnell ; with contributions by Daan Strebe.
    ContributionsStrebe, Daan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGA110 .M25 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19828171M
    ISBN 100910845484

    This book reflects several aspects of the development of modern mathematical cartography, especially the theory and methods of map projection transformation. Map projection transformation is an area of research in mathematical cartography newly developed over the last 25 years. In the context of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) the book offers a timely review of Map Projections. The first chapters are of foundational type. We introduce the mapping from a left Riemann manifold to a right one specified as conformal, equiaerial and equidistant, perspective and geodetic.

    " Introduction to Map Projections by Porter W. McDonnel A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.   Introduction to Projections - GIS Fundamentals and Mapping (18) - Duration: Everything you would want to know about Map Projections! - Duration: .

    Map projection lesson plans and worksheets from thousands of teacher-reviewed resources to help you inspire students learning. Sixth graders enjoy this introduction to the world of map projections, globes, aerial photographs, and satellite images. Map Projection If incorrect, please navigate to the appropriate directory location. In cartography, a map projection is a way to flatten a globe's surface into a plane in order to make a map. This requires a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations from the surface of the globe into locations on a plane. All projections of a sphere on a plane necessarily distort the surface in some way and to some extent.


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Originally published in as a guide for mathematically-minded geography students, this book addresses the mathematical theories underlying the construction of maps. Melluish reviews the problems inherent in depicting a sphere on a flat plane and the various ways in which these problems can be solved by varying by: Description: 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. Map Projections It’s impossible to study oceanography without looking at maps, so it is important to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the types of maps you might encounter. It is difficult to accurately represent a three-dimensional spherical object like the Earth on a.

Map projection concerns the science of mathematical cartography, the techniques by which Introduction to map projections book 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. Introduction to Map Projections [McDonnell, Porter W.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Introduction to Map ProjectionsCited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: McDonnell, Porter W., Introduction to map projections.

New York: M. Dekker, © (OCoLC) booklet provides a conceptual introduction to map projections, coordinate systems, and geodetic da-tums.

We will begin with the latter concept. The shape of the Earth and the geodetic datum concept are covered on pages Page discuss map scale and the basics of coordinate systems.

Map projections are introduced on pagesand pages. Additional Physical Format: Online version: McDonnell, Porter W., Introduction to map projections.

Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Landmark Enterprises, © Groups of map projections, a brief introduction. Since you can filter by projection type (in the selection by thumbnail), I’d like to offer a brief introduction to the different types available.

I will confine myself mostly to optical differences, I am not going to explain how they are constructed mathematically or why they are called»cylindric«etc. Other map projections have different drawbacks.

Maps also have a scale. A scale tells you the ratio of a distance on the map to the actual distance in real life. For example, a scale of 25, The book starts with a brief introduction with an account of the evolution of projections and explanations of such terms as antipodal coincidences and extended graticules, and various types of.

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 Reviews: 1. 4 • Understanding Map Projections SPHEROIDS AND SPHERES The shape and size of a geographic coordinate system’s surface is defined by a sphere or spheroid.

Although the earth is best represented by a spheroid, the earth is sometimes treated as a sphere to File Size: 1MB. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online.

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public Size: 8MB. In this paper, we introduce some known map projections from a model of the Earth to a flat sheet of paper or map and derive the plotting equations for these projections.

The illustrations below show some of the common map projections used today. The first two-dimensional projection shows the Earth's surface as viewed from space (Figure 2a-2).

This orthographic projection distorts distance, shape, and the size of areas. Another serious limitation of this projection is that only a portion of the Earth's. An Introduction to the Mathematics of Map Projections.

By R. Melluish. THIS book, in the earlier chapters, traces the history of projection, and presents an account of the general theory. 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 m. The general purpose of map projections and the basic problems encountered have been discussed often and well in various books on cartography and map projections. (Robinson, Sale, Morrison, and Muehrcke, ; Steers, ; and Greenhood,are among later editions of earlier standard references.) Every map user and maker should have a basic.

An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections. Steers. Third edition, revised and enlarged. xxiii + (London: University of London Press, Ltd. tions, "An Album of Map Projections" is the first attempt to set forth in a comprehensive manner most of the useful and commonly known map projections.

Consistent and concise non- mathematical textural descriptions are accom­ panied by standardized visual protrayals. .Map projection transformation is an area of research in mathematical cartography newly developed over the last 25 years.

It is widely used in surveying and computer-assisted cartography, data processing for information systems, and the transformation of data from space, remote sensing, and .cycle. The first chapter gives an introduction and overview of geographic information systems and digital mapping.

The second chapter discusses, inter alia, cost-benefit analysis of an investment in digital cartography and GIS, plans for census cartographic process, digital map database development, quality.