Labeling Projections on Published Maps

American Cartographer



To permit accurate scaling on a map, and to use the map as a source of accurate positions in the transfer of data, certain parameters - such as the standard parallels selected for a conic projection - must be stated on the map. This information is often missing on published maps. Three current major world atlases are evaluated with respect to map projection identification. The parameters essential for the projections used in these three atlases are discussed and listed. These parameters should be stated on any map based on the same projection.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Labeling Projections on Published Maps
Series title American Cartographer
DOI 10.1559/152304087783875327
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher Ingenta Connect
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Cartographer
First page 21
Last page 27