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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


Gnomonic Projection- Has its center at the center of the globe


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.

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