On the Development of Map Projections

Miljenko Lapaine, Ana Kuveždić


Many important persons gave their contribution to development of theory and practice of map projections through the history. In scripts of professor Frančula on map projections, more than 100 individuals were mentioned by whose credit today we have a great number of map projections and possibility of their usage. Basic information about around twenty persons important for the development of map projections over two and a half millennia were gathered and arranged in this paper. In addition, a historical review of map projections is given, and procedure of world map creation which served as illustration is explained.


map projection; history of map projections; cartographers

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