7 terms

Map Projections

What each shows and hides
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Map Projection
A way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat surface.
Distortion
The change in shape, size, or location of a place when shown on a map.
Goode's Homolosine
shows continents, distorts oceans
Robinson
balanced distortion of size and shape
Mercator
shows direction, distorts size
Eckert IV
shows size, distorts shape
Lambert
shows polar zones, distorts everything else