10 Look at the figure below and refer to the textbook chapter 1 which shows

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of a peripheral region is South America. 10) Look at the figure below and refer to the textbook (chapter 1), which shows four different map projections. What kind of projection are they? How do they differ? For what purposes might each projection. The four different projections shown in the figure below are Mercator projection, Mollweide projection, Polyconic projection, and Azimuthal Equidistant projection. The Mercator projection is where compass directions between any two points are true and the shapes of landmasses are true but their relative size is distorted. In Mollweide projection, relative sizes are true but shapes are distorted. Polyconic projection is true to scale along each east-west parallel and along the central north-south meridian. In Azimuthal equidistant projection, distances are measured from the center of the map are true but direction, area, and shape are increasingly distorted as the distance increases from the center point. These four map projection is used for determining location and weather. 2
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