Map Projections:

Projections of basic maps.

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Map Projections: by Mind Map: Map Projections:

1. Mercator:

1.1. http://www.nevron.com/Gallery.DiagramFor.NET.Maps.MapProjections.aspx

1.1.1. Whats wrong?

1.1.1.1. Stretches the poles, which disorients the sizes of Greenland and Antarctica, while keeping the central area's constant so their sizes are correct.

2. Robinson:

2.1. http://www.nevron.com/Gallery.DiagramFor.NET.Maps.MapProjections.aspx

2.1.1. Whats wrong?

2.1.1.1. Distorts the size and shape, but is commonly used because it keeps the general size of the oceans.

3. Peters:

3.1. http://www.heliheyn.de/Maps/GallPeters/GallPeters_E.html

3.1.1. Whats wrong?

3.1.1.1. The continents look "tall and skinny", squishes the north and south poles so they look significantly smaller.

4. Goode's

4.1. http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjInt/ProjIntC/projIntC.html

4.1.1. Whats wrong?

4.1.1.1. Distorts the size and shape, but is commonly used because it keeps the general size of the oceans.

5. Conical:

5.1. http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjCon/projCon.html

5.1.1. Whats wrong?

5.1.1.1. Is made from a top view so the sizes and spacing is off as well as Antarctica isn't even included.