Cartographic Science: A Compendium of Map Projections, with Derivations
Geographic books routinely introduce map projections without providing mathematical explanations of projections and few delve into complex mathematical development or cover the breadth of projections. From basic projecting to advanced transformations, Cartographic Science: A Compendium of Map Projections, with Derivations is a comprehensive reference that offers an explanation of the science of cartography.
The book is a compilation of more than a hundred map projections, from classic conics to contemporary transformations using complex variables. Starting from widely described geometric projecting onto flat paper, cylinder, and cone and then progressing through several layers of mathematics to reach modern projections, the author maximizes the application of one layer of complex mathematics before continuing on to the next. He also supplies numerous one-page tutorials that review terms and methodologies, helping minimize the challenges of unfamiliar mathematical territory.
Divided into four parts, the first section examines the shape and size of the Earth, then proceeds to investigate the means for relating the curved surface to a flat surface, and addresses scaling. It goes on to cover pertinent principles of projection including literal projecting, true but synthetic projections, secantal projections, pseudocylindrical projections, and pseudoconical projections, as well as the other variants of more serious projections. The book concludes by looking at factors influencing Mean Sea Level and notes the cartographic aspects of current developments.
Cartographic Science: A Compendium of Map Projections, with Derivations explains the mathematical development for a large range of projections within a framework of the different cartographic methodologies. This carefully paced book covers more projections, with gentle and progressive immersion in the mathematics involved, than any other book of its kind.
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THE CURVED WORLD
Tutorial number and title
Curved Earth to flat map
A globe as model and intermediary
A SPHERICAL WORLD
Equidistant and other algebraic variants
More conformal projections
AN ELLIPSOIDAL WORLD
Location Page number
Ellipses and ellipsoids
UTM and UPS
THE REAL WORLD
The geoid and geodesy
Interrupted and composite maps
At oblique aspect
Extension by arithmetic tricks
Twopoint and nonazimuthal Azimuthals
Of scales and distortion
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