Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)

Choosing a Map Projection

Editors: Lapaine, Miljenko, Usery, E. Lynn (Eds.)

  • Offers a guide to selecting map projections for non-technical users
  • Provides access to professional methods from experts in map projections
  • Addresses issues of importance to the burgeoning geospatial Web market
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About this book

This book offers a much-needed critical approach to the intelligent use of the wide variety of map projections that are rapidly and inexpensively available today. It also discusses the distortions that are immanent in any map projection. 

A well-chosen map projection is one in which extreme distortions are smaller than those in any other projection used to map the same area and in which the map properties match its purpose. Written by leading experts in the field, including W. Tobler, F.C. Kessler, S.E. Battersby, M.P. Finn, K.C. Clarke, V.S. Tikunov, H. Hargitai, B. Jenny and N. FranĨula. This book  is designed for use by laymen. 

The book editors are M. Lapaine and E.L. Usery, Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the ICA Commission on Map Projections for the period 2011-2015.


 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Which Map Is Best?

    Robinson, Arthur H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Choosing a World Map

    Robinson, Arthur H. (et al.)

    Pages 15-48

  • Matching the Map Projection to the Need

    Robinson, Arthur H. (et al.)

    Pages 49-115

  • Map Projections and the Internet

    Kessler, Fritz C. (et al.)

    Pages 117-148

  • Cartograms as Map Projections

    Tobler, Waldo

    Pages 149-159

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51835-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51834-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choosing a Map Projection
Editors
  • Miljenko Lapaine
  • E. Lynn Usery
Series Title
Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51835-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51835-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51834-3
Series ISSN
2195-1705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 205 illustrations in colour
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