GRY 142 LAB Study Guide - GRY 142 LAB Study Guide...

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GRY 142 LAB Study Guide Cartography - the making of maps and charts; a specialized science and art that blends aspects of geography, engineering, mathematics, graphics, computer science, and artistic specialties. Latitude - the angular distance measured north or south of the equator from a point at the center of Earth. Longitude - the angular distance measured east or west of a prime meridian from a pint at the center of Earth. Relief - Elevation differences in a local landscape; an expression of local height difference of landforms. Map properties - Area, Shape, Distortion, and Direction. Three Projection Families Cylindrical - distortion- poles; used near equator Conic -distortion- cone; used to depict hemispheres N and S Planar (Azimuthal )- distortion- depends on which used; used in sailing Great Circle - Any circle drawn on a globe with its enter coinciding with the center of the globe. An infinite number of great circles can be drawn but only one parallel is a great circle- the equator. Small Circle
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course GRY 142 taught by Professor Kimberlyshwendener during the Spring '09 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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GRY 142 LAB Study Guide - GRY 142 LAB Study Guide...

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