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Map Projections By Mr. Melnick. Latitude vs. Longitude 1. Also called parallels 2. Measure distance North and South 3. Equator is 0 --> numbers increase.

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1 Map Projections By Mr. Melnick

2 Latitude vs. Longitude 1. Also called parallels 2. Measure distance North and South 3. Equator is 0 --> numbers increase the farther you get away from equator 1. Also called Meridians 2. Measure distance East and West 3. Prime Meridian is 0 --> Runs through Greenwich, England 4. International Date Line 180 degrees

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4 Equator Prime Meridian

5 Mercator Projection Most common type of projection Accurately shows East-West direction Land formations are more distorted as you get farther away from the equator.

6 Robinson Projection NOT equal area Deformation gets worse away from 0 Meridians curve closer to the poles DOES fit the entire earth on one map

7 Peters Projection Equal area projection Often used in educational circles does not distort area.

8 Interrupted Projections Interrupted projections can be tricky. Maps are not "whole" It becomes difficult to navigate the "gaps" ml

9 Specialized Maps 1. Topography 2. Vegitation 3. Political 4. Population

10 Points of View All maps tell what is important from the mapmaker's culture. o Where is the mapmakers home? o What resources are shown? o Religious centers are often placed in center.


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