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A guide to commonly used map projections prepared for use in HyperCard, 1988

Open-File Report 88-364

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Abstract

This guide briefly describes and illustrates the characteristics of 17 map projections commonly used to present thematic data. By means of simple sketches of the basic grid system of longitude and latitude known as the Earth's graticule, the guide shows examples of the following categories of map projections: planes (azimuthal), cones, cylinders, and miscellaneous. The text gives examples of thematic maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey that use various projections. The guide was created as a HyperCard "stack" for use only on the Macintosh family of computers. The guide consists of descriptive material only and does not contain a program for creating map projections.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A guide to commonly used map projections prepared for use in HyperCard, 1988
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-364
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
3