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Transcript of Map Projections
The creator of the Mercator projection was named Gerardus Mercator. It's date of origin is 1569.
The map was created for nautical view. It later became the standard map of use.
The Mercator projection shows us the continents as well as the bodies of water.
Positive Aspects-Being able to see both the continents and the bodies of water
The map includes the equator
Negative Aspects-Distorts the size and shape of large objects
Not good for use of a general World Map
The Robinson projection was made in 1963 by Arthur Robinson.
The Robinson projection was created to show the whole world at once.
Positive Aspects-Gives you a view of the whole world
produces a better overall view
Negative Aspects-Distorts all poles
Towards the outer map, straight parallels are stretched
Gall Peters Projection
James Gall invented this projection in 1973.
Positive Aspects-Alternative to the Mercator projection.
Countries display proper proportion
Negative Aspects-Projection had already been made before
Too similar to the Mercator
Goode's Homosoline Interrupted
John Goode invented this map projection in 1923.
Positive Aspects-Made landmasses appear less irregular
Became an Atlas
Negative Aspects-Interrupted oceans on the map
Distorts certain landmasses
Winkel Tripel projection was invented by Oswand Winkel in 1921.
Postive Aspects-Shows whole map
Very similar to Robinson projection
Negative Aspects-Very similar to Robinson projection
False location of certain conitinents
Polar projection was made by al-Biruni in the 11th century.
Positive Aspects-Distances from center point are true
This projection allows for directional antenna aiming
Negative Aspects-Missing a lot of detail
Not able to see a lot of countries