A Guide to Selecting Map Projections for World and Hemisphere Maps

B. Jenny, Bojan Šavrič, Nicholas D. Arnold, Brooke E. Marston, Charles A. Preppernau

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Abstract

Selecting the most suitable projection can be challenging, but it is as essential a part of cartographic design as color and symbol selection and should be given the same degree of consideration. A poorly chosen projection can result in misinterpreted information and impact the effectiveness of a map. This chapter provides guidance in selecting projections for world and hemisphere maps.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChoosing a Map Projection
EditorsMiljenko Lapaine, E. Lynn Usery
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages213-228
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319518350
ISBN (Print)9783319518343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2195-1705
ISSN (Electronic)2195-1713

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