Map projections


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Introduction to map projections
Purpose of map projections
Characteristics of map projections
Distortion of map projections
Properties of map projections
Grid coordinate systems: UTM
Map projections and ArcGIS





What are map projections?
Coordinate systems for map display
Projection basics for GIS professionals
What are projected coordinate systems?
About map projections
Projection types
Choosing a map projection
Specifying a coordinate system
Universal Transverse Mercator
Using data frames

Kimerling, A Jon, Aileen R Buckley, Phillip C Muehrcke, and Juliana O. Muehrcke. 2009. Map Use: Reading and Analysis. 6th ed. Redlands, California: ESRI Press.

Lo, C.P., and Albert K. W. Yeung. 2006. Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, August 1.

Kennedy, Melita, and Steve Kopp. 2004. ArcGIS 9: Understanding Map Projections. North. Redlands, California: ESRI Press.

Monmonier, Mark. 1996. How to Lie with Maps. 2nd ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.