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Projection - Map Characteristics

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A projection is a method by which the curved surface of the earth is represented on a flat surface.

Numerous projections have been invented for various applications

  • ?Cartographic abstraction ?- Selection of the few features in the real world to include classification of selected features into groups (e.g., bridges, churches, railways)
  • Simplification of jagged lines (e.g., coastlines
  • Exaggeration of features to be included that are to small to show at the scale of the map Symbolization to represent the different classes of features chosen

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