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projection, map(Encyclopedia)projection, map: see map projection.
map projection(Encyclopedia)map projection, transfer of the features of the surface of the earth or another spherical body onto a flat sheet of paper. Only a globe can represent accurately the shape, orientation, and relative ar...
polyconic map projection(Encyclopedia)polyconic map projection: see map projection.
Mercator map projection(Encyclopedia)Mercator map projection: see map projection.
Mollweide map projection(Encyclopedia)Mollweide map projection môl´vd [key]: see map projection.
map(Encyclopedia)map, conventionalized representation of spatial phenomena on a plane surface. Unlike photographs, maps are selective and may be prepared to show various quantitative and qualitative facts, including b...
projection(Encyclopedia)projection, in psychology: see defense mechanism.
Robinson, Arthur Howard(Encyclopedia)Robinson, Arthur Howard, 1915–2004, American cartographer, b. Montreal to American parents, Ph.D Ohio State Univ., 1947. The head of the map division of the Office of Strategic Services for much of ...
homolosine(Encyclopedia)homolosine hml´sn, –sn [key], map projection: see Goode, John Paul. ...
Mercator, Gerardus(Encyclopedia)Mercator, Gerardus jrär´ds mûrk´tr [key], Latin form of Gerhard Kremergr´härt kr´mr [key], 1512–94, Flemish geographer, mathematician, and cartographer. He studied in Louvain, w...
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