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study in spherical projections and conformal world mapping ...

John Maurice Carson

study in spherical projections and conformal world mapping ...

by John Maurice Carson

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Map projection.,
  • Spherical projection.,
  • Cartography.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination[5] 46 leaves, 25 plates, [2] leaves.
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16883410M

    The map projection is the image of the globe projected onto the cylindrical surface, which is then unwrapped into a flat surface. When the cylinder aligns with the polar axis, parallels appear as horizontal lines and meridians as vertical lines. Cylindrical projections can be either equal-area, conformal. In Australia, large-scale topographic mapping and survey coordination is based on rectangular grids overlaying conformal map projections; e.g., the Australian Map Grid (AMG) and Map Grid Australia.

      For mapping 2D Cartesian coordinates to a spherical surface, we employ a cube mapping-like approach. That is, given a 2D plot, we first project the plot to the inside of an unfolded cube pattern. The unfolded cube is then folded and an elliptical grid mapping is applied to map points on the cube to a spherical surface. Planar projections, the least common, can be conceptualized by placing a flat sheet in contact (at one point) with the translucent globe, usually at the North or South Pole, and the lines on the globe are projected onto the sheet. The projected map creates a circular graticule (see top row of Figure ). Direction, one of the properties not described, is usually preserved from the center of.

      The goal of this study is to make the best decision in choosing the most proper equal-area projection among the choices provided by ArcGIS , which is a popular GIS software package, and making a comparison on area errors when conformal projection is used. Map Projections Displaying the earth on 2 dimensional maps The “World From Space” Projection from ESRI, centered at 72 West and 23 South. This approximates the view of the earth from the sun on the winter solstice at noon in Cambridge, MA direction, shape) Classifications of Map Projections Conformal – local shapes are preserved Equal.


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Study in spherical projections and conformal world mapping .. by John Maurice Carson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In cartography, a map projection is physically impossible. All projections of a sphere on a plane necessarily distort the surface in some way and to some extent. Depending on the purpose of the map, some distortions are acceptable and others are not; therefore, different map projections exist in order to preserve some properties of the sphere-like body at the expense of other properties.

The Mercator projection (/ m ər ˈ k eɪ t ər /) is a cylindrical map projection presented by Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in It became the standard map projection for navigation because of its unique property of representing any course of constant bearing as a straight segment.

Such a course, known as a rhumb or, mathematically, a loxodrome, is preferred in. This map projection allowed mapping of the scanned orbit cycles, with the ground-track continuously at a correct scale and the swath on a conformal projection with minimal scale variation.

The Space Oblique Mercator projection is the only one that takes into account the rotation of the earth.

A world map projection is a visual representation of this challenge using a grid composed of lines of longitude and latitude. This transference has been subject to interpretation and choice since the earliest days of world mapping.

In no particular order we give you our top 10 world map projections. Cartographers consider the choice of projection based on the area displayed and the purpose of the map (i.e. how important is it to accurately preserve distance, angle, shape etc.) [,   The most popular map projection in the world has been around for years now.

It was created by Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator in – a time when Antarctica hadn’t even been discovered. Mercator was designed as a navigational tool for sailors as it was most convenient to hand-plot courses with parallel rules and triangles on this map. In geometry, the stereographic projection is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point.

Where it is defined, the mapping is smooth and is conformal, meaning that it preserves angles at which curves meet. It is neither isometric nor area-preserving: that is, it preserves neither. An example would be the classification ‘conformal conic projection with two standard parallels’ having the meaning that the projection is a conformal map projection, that the intermediate surface is a cone, and that the cone intersects the ellipsoid (or sphere) along two parallels; i.e.

the cone is secant and the cone’s symmetry axis is. Treating the local scale of a map projection as solution of an eigenvalue problem, we derive the scale tensor and the principal map scales expressed in the metric of the map plane expressed in geodetic co-ordinates. The tensor ellipse of the scale tensor is called the Tissot indicatrix.

For conformal projections it. A map projection is a way of showing the globe on a piece of paper. For thousands of years, cartographers, or map makers, have been using different methods to best project the earth onto maps.

Today the Lambert Conformal Conic projection has become a standard projection for mapping large areas (small scale) in the mid-latitudes – such as USA, Europe and Australia. It has also become particularly popular with aeronautical charts such as thescale World Aeronautical Charts map.

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Another example is the Robinson projection, which is often used for small-scale thematic maps of the world (it was used as the primary world map projection by the National Geographic Society fromthen replaced with another compromise projection, the Winkel Tripel; thus, the latter has become common in textbooks).

What. This site ist about map projections, specifically about world map projections. A map projection is needed to show the spherical surface of the earth on a flat map (see What’s a Map Projection. There is some info about projections (), but more importantly, it’s about their appearance: Out of more than different map projections images you can select two at a time to view their.

Learn map projections questions with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of map projections questions flashcards on Quizlet. Spherical Map Projections Mark Calabretta AIPS++ programmer group /12/15 1 Introduction This document presents a concise mathematical description of uninterrupted spherical map projections in common use, particularly with reference to their application in astronomy.

It is currently incomplete in four ways, • Two diagrams are missing. Inthe American mathematician Paul D. Thomas published a detailed derivation of the TM formulae in Conformal Projections in Geodesy and Cartography, Special Publication No.

of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Department of Commerce (Thomas ); Thomas' work can be regarded as the definitive derivation of the TM formulae. Spherical and conformal projection coordinates can be both polar (geographical) and rotated.

The first are based on geographical latitude–longitude coordinates and the latter can be obtained from the former by moving the pole to the chosen point (Snyder ).Some regional and global models use the rotated spherical coordinates as primitive (e.g., Mesinger et al.

; McDonald and Haugen. The discovery of the New World by Europeans led to the need for new techniques in cartography, particularly for the systematic representation on a flat surface of the features of a curved surface—generally referred to as a projection (e.g., Mercator projection, cylindrical projection, and Lambert conformal projection).During the 17th and 18th centuries there was a vast outpouring of.

A map projection is classified depending on the type of mathematical formula used to project the spherical globe onto the flat map.

Map projections preserve some of the properties of the sphere at the expense of others, producing maps that appear to depict the world in different ways.

Basic types of map projection. MR. STEERS's useful little book on map projections, the third edition of which has recently been issued, is written for those students of geography who have only the most elementary knowledge of.Equation of Isometric Mapping Sphere to Plane Necessary Condition: Curvature Vanishes.

Curvature of Sphere Does Not Vanish. Zero Curvature is Sufficient for Existence of Map Equiareal Maps Lambert, Sanson, Boone & Mollweide Projections. Equiangular (Conformal) Maps Mercator & Stereographic Projections. Milnor’s Theorem About Maps with Least.Each conformal mapping can be characterized by its mapping factor m representing the ratio between elementary arc lengths along a projective curve (image) and corresponding spherical curve (original).

If a physical problem requires the use of the physical space mesh size h 0, then the ideal grid is physically homogeneous with the same mesh size h 0 over the entire domain.