What Are Map Projections and Why Are They So Called?

Miljenko Lapaine


The development of map projections ran in parallel with the production of maps and cartography in general. Over time, the development of many sciences, technical achievements, and the needs of everyday life initiated increasing demand for the production of various topographic and thematic maps of various scales and purposes, which required a continual increase in the number of map projections and the improvement of the mathematical basis of maps (Lapaine, Kuveždić 2007).


map projection; cartography

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