Map Projections: A Reference Manual

1st Edition

L M Bugayevskiy, John Snyder

CRC Press
Published June 28, 1995
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780748403042 - CAT# TF1904

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Summary

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.

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