English | 24 Apr. 2017 | ISBN: 3319518348 | 372 Pages | PDF | 27.67 MB
This book offers a much-needed critical approach to the intelligent use of the wide variety of map projections that are rapidly 4nd inexpensively available today. It also discusses the dist08rtions that are immanent in any map projection.
A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme dist08rtions are smaller than those in any other projection used to map the same area 4nd in which the map properties match its purpose. Written by leading experts in the field, including W. Tobler, F.C. Kessler, S.E. Battersby, M.P. Finn, K.C. Clarke, V.S. Tikunov, H. Hargitai, B. Jenny 4nd N. Fran?ula. This book is designed f08r use by laymen.
The book edit08rs are M. Lapaine 4nd E.L. Usery, Chair 4nd Vice-Chair, respectively, of the ICA Commission on Map Projections f08r the period 2011-2015.