Ever since we realised that the earth is not flat, we have been faced with the challenge of depicting features on earth on a flat surface as accurately as possible, thus the study of map projections. It is impossible for any map projection to produce a geometrically accurate map. The development of many different kinds of map projections throughout the ages has tried to make maps less distorted in one way or another.


Great Circle Geometric Distortion Cartesian System Standard Line Central Meridian 
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  • Yuk-Cheung Lee

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