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introduction to the study of map projections

J. A. Steers

introduction to the study of map projections

by J. A. Steers

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Published by University of London press, ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Map projection.

  • Edition Notes

    List of references: p. xiii.

    Statementby J. A. Steers, with a foreword by F. Debenham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGA110 .S85
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 189 p.
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6712007M
    LC Control Number28005793
    OCLC/WorldCa5960442

      THE author of this book, realising that geographers are not necessarily mathematicians, has attempted to explain the subject of map projections. The construction of the map has frequently been Author: J. Eling Coleclough. A map projection helps transforming the geographic coordinates on an ellipsoid into locations on a plane. In all the different map projections being developed for mapmaking, every map projection preserves certain spatial properties and at the same time sacrificing other properties, since some distortion is always involved in the transformation from the surface of an ellipsoid to a flat .

    As with map projections, the “best” scale for a map depends on what it’s used for. If you’re going on a walking tour of a historic town, a , scale map is commonly used. If you’re a geography student looking at a map of the entire world, a ,, scale map would be appropriate. Introduction to Map Design Introduction This document is intended to help people without formal training in map design learn to produce maps for publication or electronic display using ArcView, a desktop geographic information system (GIS). A GIS is a system for the display, analysis, storage and retrieval of information about places on the Size: KB.

    ‘Cosmographia provided an introduction to astronomy, geography, cartography, surveying, navigation, weather and climate, the shape of the earth, map projections, and mathematical instruments.’ ‘He devoted himself to problems of navigation as well as to producing maps and map projections.’. The paired comparison test of nine commonly used map projections reveals that the map-readers in our study prefer the Robinson and Plate Carrée .


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Description: 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. 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. An introduction to the study of map projections Paperback – January 1, by J. A Steers (Author) › Visit Amazon's J.

A Steers Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: J. A Steers. Originally published in as a guide for mathematically-minded geography students, this book addresses the mathematical theories underlying the construction of maps.

Melluish reviews the problems inherent in depicting a sphere on a flat plane and the various ways in which these problems can be solved by varying by: An Introduction To The Study Of Map Projections Item Preview remove-circle Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Steers.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description:[2] pages illustrations, maps 23 cm: Responsibility: [by] J.A. Steers, with a. Map Projections It’s impossible to study oceanography without looking at maps, so it is important to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the types of maps you might encounter.

It is difficult to accurately represent a three-dimensional spherical object like the Earth on a flat, two-dimensional map or chart. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Steers, J.A. (James Alfred), Introduction to the study of map projections. London, University of London Press []. An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections. by J.A. Steers. With a foreword by F. Debenham. Format Book Published London, University of London Press [] Edition 13th ed.

Language An introduction to the study of map projections, c| by. Other map projections have different drawbacks. Maps also have a scale. A scale tells you the ratio of a distance on the map to the actual distance in real life. For example, a. systems. Map projections are introduced on pagesand pages present some widely used examples.

Several common projected coordinate systems are discussed on pages Page 22 covers use of map projections in group display. Resources for further study are presented on page The study of map projections is the characterization of these distortions.

There is no limit to the number of possible map projections.: 1 Projections are a subject of several pure mathematical fields, including differential geometry, projective geometry, and manifolds. However, "map projection" refers specifically to a cartographic projection.

J.A. Steers is the author of The Sea Coast ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), An Introduction To The Study Of Map Projections ( /5. DSST Human Cultural Geography Exam Information. Credits earned through the DSST Human Cultural Geography exam can be applied towards your degree program in lieu of a one-semester course on this topic.

An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections. Steers. Third edition, revised and enlarged. xxiii + (London: University of London Press, Ltd., The book provides assignments and activities at the end of each chapter, which is helpful for instructors and students.

Content Accuracy rating: 4 Having taught an introduction to GIS and Map Analysis for the past three years, I find the content of this book to be accurate and provides a good explanation of the critical concept of the discipline.4/5(9).

Maps - Map Projections and Introduction Activity Simple activity to introduce or review information about Map Projections and the difference between projections. Page1- Introduces the 3 Main Projections - Mercator - Robinson - Interrupted Projections and includes a. Map Projections: A Reference Manual Taylor & Francis, Deetz, C.

and Adams, O. Elements of Map Projection - with applications to map and chart construction and use of maps and charts, 5th edition. An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections. By J. A. Steers. The plan of the book includes chapters on the properties of projections, their .The illustrations below show some of the common map projections used today.

The first two-dimensional projection shows the Earth's surface as viewed from space (Figure 2a-2). This orthographic projection distorts distance, shape, and the size of areas.

Another serious limitation of this projection is that only a portion of the Earth's. Certain map projections, or ways of displaying the Earth in the most accurate ways by scale, are more well-known and used than other kinds.

Three of these common types of map projections are cylindrical, conic, and azimuthal. Cylindrical Map Projections. Cylindrical map projections are one way of portraying the : Elizabeth Borneman.