Map Projections

Map Projections

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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 division of maps into sets of sheets and nomenclature, and addresses the problems of making measurements and conducting investigations which make use of geodetic measurements and the development of graphical methods for solving problems of spherical trigonometry, marine- and aeronavigation, astronomy and even crystallography.A Reference Manual L M Bugayevskiy, John Snyder. system used in Russia and in other parts of Europe, in that the linear scale factor along the central meridian is made less than 1.0. ... (6Ad wide in longitude) for 1 : 1 000 000 scale maps in the former Soviet Union begins east from the Greenwich meridian, and numbers are anbsp;...

Title:Map Projections
Author:L M Bugayevskiy, John Snyder
Publisher:CRC Press - 1995-06-28


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