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Map Projections

  • Date Published: May 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316611791


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  • First published in 1921, as the revised and enlarged second edition of a 1912 original, this book presents an account regarding the different types of map projection, incorporating information on the relationships between methods of projection and the qualities of each method. Intended 'for the mapmaker and the map user', the text approaches its subject from a practical point of view and avoids extensive mathematical theorising. Illustrative figures are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in geography, the history of cartography and the development of map projections.

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    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316611791
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 139 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    1. Introduction
    2. The principal systems of projections
    3. Cylindrical projections
    4. Zenithal projections
    5. Zenithal projections (continued)
    6. Modified conical and conventional projections
    7. Projections in actual use
    8. The simple mathematics of projections
    9. The numerical errors of projections
    10. Tables
    Appendix to first edition
    11. Corrections and additions to previous chapters
    12. Projections for topographical maps on large scales
    13. Notes on the history of map projections
    14. Additional tables

  • Author

    Arthur R. Hinks

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