Map Projections: A Reference Manual

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CRC Press, Jun 28, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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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.

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Map projections with straight parallels
Map projections with parallels in the shape of concentric circles
Map projections with parallels in the shape of nonconcentric
Projections for topographic and namedquadrangle maps
Map projection research
Best and ideal map projections projections satisfying given conditions
Numerical methods in mathematical cartography
Choice and identification of map projections
Problems and directions of automation in obtaining and applying
Summary of miscellaneous projections with references

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John Snyder has a master's degree in history from the University of Cincinnati and a passion for baseball. He has authored twelve books on baseball, soccer, football, hockey, tennis, and travel, including "Day by Day in Cincinnati Reds History", which he co-authored with Floyd Conner. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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