A Guide to Selecting Map Projections for World and Hemisphere Maps

  • Bernhard Jenny
  • Bojan Šavrič
  • Nicholas D. Arnold
  • Brooke E. Marston
  • Charles A. Preppernau
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Abstract

Selecting the most suitable projection can be challenging, but it is as essential a part of cartographic design as color and symbol selection and should be given the same degree of consideration. A poorly chosen projection can result in misinterpreted information and impact the effectiveness of a map. This chapter provides guidance in selecting projections for world and hemisphere maps.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Jenny
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bojan Šavrič
    • 3
    • 2
  • Nicholas D. Arnold
    • 4
    • 2
  • Brooke E. Marston
    • 5
    • 2
  • Charles A. Preppernau
    • 6
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Science, Geospatial ScienceRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric SciencesOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Esri Inc.RedlandsUSA
  4. 4.Arnold GeographicsPortlandUSA
  5. 5.U.S. Department of StateWashington, DCUSA
  6. 6.National GeographicWashington, DCUSA

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