landscape architecture-- midterm

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Landscape architecture- - midterm 1) How old is the earth? 4.6 billion years old 2) What 3 ways are distanced represented on maps? 1. Representative fraction 2. Written statement 3. a graphic representation such as a bar graph denoting size 3) What is a projection? The systematic transformation of locations on the earth, a three dimensional object, to locations on map, flat surface, is called projection. 4) What is the Mercator Projection? A cylindrical projection and shows land areas near the poles to be exaggerated in area. Direction and shape, however are correct. 5) What is the Goode Interrupted Projection? An equal area projection where both the shapes and the sizes of landmasses are represented with a large amount of accuracy. 6) What is the Robinson Projection? A projection that presents an uninterrupted and visually correct map of the earth’s landmasses.***accepted projection of earth. 7) How long ago did Pangaea exist?
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2008 for the course LA 1203 taught by Professor Fryling during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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