While no map can fully undistort the land like a globe, it can sacrifice distortion in some areas to clarify it in others. These different types of maps are hence called "projections".
List of map projectionsEdit
Orthographic Projection- Displays earth from a distance
Lambert Azimuthal Equal-area Projection- True-Area properties Conic Projection- A Globe made into a cone, layed out, and given grids to form a map.
Lambert Conformal Conic Projection- Two parallels that show a true global proportion.
Polyconic Projection- Uses cones to establish parallels
Mercator Projection- Most commonly used; flat, square map with more distortion near the poles that was first created in 1569.