Maps composition and type

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Composition and Type Maps
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Map Projections Definition – The earth's curved surface can not be accurately transferred onto a flat surface such as a map. Transferring a curved surface to a flat map results in distortion of the surface features.
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Mercator Projection Latitude and Longitude lines are straight Easy for navigational purposes Landmasses are heavily distorted (particularly at the poles)
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Winkel Tripel Shapes and land size are mildly inaccurate (most distortion at the poles) No major distortions Well suited for general purpose mapping; rarely used for any region other than the entire world 1998- National Geographic Society adopts the Winkel Tripel Projection as its projection of choice – gains popularity
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Goode’s Interrupted (The Orange ) Looks as if a globe was peeled and laid flat
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